IUCN CEL Vice Chair John Scanlon has been appointed to the post of Special Advisor on Policy and Operational Matters within the UNEP Executive Office.
Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, announced Scanlon’s appointment on 19 January as part of a strengthened management team with the filling of several key posts at the top of the Nairobi-headquartered organization. Scanlon will leave his various positions in Australia, including serving as Australia’s first independent commissioner on the Murray Darling Basin Commission and as Chair of the Board of the Environment Protection Authority in New South Wales, to take up his new position in February. UNEP Executive Director Steiner said: “The management skills, experience, knowledge and intellectual rigor of each one of the new appointments will bring enhanced capacity, vision and action to UNEP in order to fulfill its mandate and meet the big challenges facing the environment and sustainable development in the early 21st century.”
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