IUCN experts

IUCN's global network includes over 15,000 Commission experts on a wide range of environmental topics. Please contact press@iucn.org to find experts on specific topics not listed on this page.

IUCN leadership 

director

Bruno Oberle

Director General,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

SungAh Lee

SungAh Lee

Deputy Director General,
Corporate Services,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Dr Grethel Aguilar

Grethel Aguilar

Deputy Director General,
Regional and Out Posted Offices,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

stewart

Stewart Maginnis

Deputy Director General,
Programme,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Climate change

Ali Raza Rizvi

Ali Raza Rizvi

Head, Climate Change,
Centre for Economy and Finance,
North America Office, Washington D.C., USA

Sandeep Sengupta

Sandeep Sengupta

Global Coordinator, IUCN Climate Change Portfolio, International Policy Centre, Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Adriana Vidal

Adriana Vidal

Senior Forest Policy Officer, Centre for Economy and Finance, North America Office, Washington DC, USA

Rachel Asante Owusu

Rachel Asante

Programme Manager Climate Change,
Centre for Economy and Finance,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Biodiversity

Jane Smart

Jane Smart

Director,
Centre for Science and Data,
Cambridge Office, United Kingdom 

Tom Brooks

Tom Brooks

Chief Scientist,
Centre for Science and Data,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Sonia Pena Moreno

Sonia Peña Moreno

Director,
International Policy Centre,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Craig Hilton-Taylor

Craig Hilton-Taylor

Head, Red List Unit,
Centre for Science and Data,
Cambridge Office, United Kingdom

Protected areas and land use 

Trevor Sandwith

Trevor Sandwith

Director,
Centre for Conservation Action,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

James Hardcastle

James Hardcastle

Head, Protected and conserved areas,
Centre for Conservation Action,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Carole Saint-Laurent

Carole Saint-Laurent

Head, Forest & Grassland,
Centre for Conservation Action,
North America Office, Washington DC, USA

Ludovic Larbodière

Ludovic Larbodière

Senior Expert for Agriculture and Environment, Centre for Society and Governance, Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Business, finance and economics

Chris Buss

Chris Buss

Director,
Centre for Economy and Finance,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Gerard Bos

Gerard Bos

Head, Enterprise & Investment,
Centre for Economics and Finance,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Juha Siikamaki

Juha Siikamäki

Chief Economist,
Centre for Economy and Finance,
North America Office, Washington DC, USA

Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards

Senior Programme Manager, Enterprise & Investment, Centre for Economy and Finance, Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Governance - law and rights

Radhika Murti

Radhika Murti

Director,
Centre for Society and Governance,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Alejandro Iza

Alejandro Iza

Head, 
Environmental Law Centre,
Bonn, Germany

Anita Tzec

Anita Tzec

Programme Officer, Indigenous Peoples & Conservation, Centre for Society and Governance, North America Office, Washington DC, USA

Jackie Siles

Jackelline Siles

Head, Human Rights in Conservation,
Centre for Society and Governance,
North America Office, Washington DC, USA

Freshwater and water security

James Dalton

James Dalton

Head, Water and Land Management,
Centre for Society and Governance,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Maria Ana Borges

Maria Ana Borges

Water for Landscapes Manager, Centre for Society and Governance, Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Catherine Sayer

Catherine Sayer

Programme Officer, Freshwater,
Science & Data Centre,
Cambridge Office, United Kingdom

Ocean and coasts

Minna Epps

Minna Epps

Head, Marine and Polar,
Centre for Conservation Action,
Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Kristina Gjerde

Kristina Gjerde

Senior High Seas Advisor to IUCN,
Boston, United States