SSC is governed by a Steering Committee, which is headed by the Commission Chair. The Steering Committee represents a balance of regional and thematic perspectives and provides overall direction to the work of the Commission.
The governance structure of the SSC must be reconstituted every four years, as per the IUCN Statutes.
The SSC Chair, in consultation with the Steering Committee, can establish various SSC Committees and Task Forces. The Chairs of these Committees or Task Forces are often members of the SSC Steering Committee.
The SSC Chair, in consultation with the Steering Committee, must appoint Chairs for the various SSC Specialist Groups at the beginning of each Quadrennium. Specialist Group Chairs are then mandated by the SSC Chair to appoint group members.
SSC Chair, Prof Jon Paul Rodríguez
SSC Deputy Chair, Ms Domitilla Raimondo
|Birdlife International - Dr Stuart Butchart|
|Conservation International - Mr Will Turner|
|Global Wildlife Conservation - Prof Wes Sechrest|
|TRAFFIC - Mr Steven Broad|
|Wildlife Conservation Society - Dr Elizabeth Bennett|
|Zoological Society of London - Mr Mike Hoffmann*|
|Fondation Franklinia - Dr Jean-Christophe Vié|
|World Association of Zoos and Aquariums - Theo Pagel|
|Dr Jane Smart, Global Director Biodiversity Conservation Group|
|Dr Richard Jenkins, Deputy Director Global Species Programme|
|Dr Tom Brooks, Head Science & Knowledge Unit|
* Is both a member and an institutional observer