Pamela Abbott

Director of Programmes


Pamela is Director of Programmes at the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre with responsibility for the strategic oversight of the Centre’s portfolio of conservation projects. Prior to this as Natural England’s Area Manager for Norfolk and Suffolk, she managed a team delivering marine and terrestrial biodiversity conservation advice with responsibility for the management of 15 National Nature Reserves and the implementation of the England Coast Path. She was Chair of Cambridge Conservation Forum from 2009 to 2013, founding the CCF Women in Leadership Network in 2013 with the aim of addressing the gender disparity in the leadership of conservation and provide support for women in and aspiring to move into leadership roles . Whilst Head Gardener at New Hall (Murray Edwards College) in the late 1980s, Pamela introduced gardening for wildlife and taught ecology courses in the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden. Pamela teaches creative stakeholder engagement on the University of Cambridge MPhil in Conservation Leadership.