DR CATHERINE BARNARD - CEO

 

As CEO since September 2019, Catherine has overseen the strongest fundraising years in WLT’s history and as we go forward, her more than two decades of conservation experience and leadership will continue to steer our growth, in line with WLT’s ambitious strategy to scale up our conservation impact over the next 5 years.  

Prior to joining WLT, she spent more than 15 years in the BirdLife International network working for the BirdLife Secretariat and the RSPB, where she led the RSPB’s international conservation programmes department responsible for habitat and species conservation around the world. Her background also includes management and business planning for an ecosystem restoration concession in Indonesia and protected areas in West Africa, as well as a range of multi-country and cross-regional conservation and community empowerment programmes.