Internal Committee

  • Sir John Beddington: Professor of Natural Resources Management and Senior Oxford Martin Fellow.
  • David De Roure: Professor of e-research and Director of the Oxford e-research Centre.
  • David Macdonald: Professor of Conservation Science and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit.
  • Fernanda Pirie: Professor of the Anthropology of Law at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies with a specialty in Tibetan societies.
  • Rafael Ramirez: Professor of Practice and Director of the Oxford Scenarios Programme at Saïd Business School.
  • Felipe Thomaz: Associate Professor of Marketing at Saïd Business School with a special focus on black markets.

External Committee

  • Jonathan Baillie: Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President Science & Exploration at the National Geographic Society. He has experience initiating and leading global conservation programmes in over 50 countries, including the Zoological Society of London’s EDGE of Existence and served as co-chair of the IUCN National Red List Working Group and co-chair of the IUCN Pangolin Specialist Group.
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Bennett: Vice President for Species Conservation at Wildlife Conservation Society. Her experience includes extensive research in primate ecology and the effects of hunting and logging in Malaysia, and policy impact particularly in regards to bushmeat trade in Central Africa. Currently, she oversees WCS’s species conservation programs globally, with a focus on providing WCS input to the international processes around the illegal wildlife trade.
  • Gayle Burgess: TRAFFIC’s behavioural change coordinator. She has almost 20 years’ experience working on social and behavioural change communications initiatives in public health, international development, sustainable lifestyles and conservation arenas, with a focus in Asia.
  • Neil Burgess: Head of Science at UNEP-WCMC and Professor of Conservation Science at the University of Copenhagen. He and colleagues have been working to analyse legal and illegal trade globally, into the U.S.A. and European Union, and trade into Africa (Cameroon at present and Tanzania, previously).
  • Naomi Doak: Head of Conservation Programmes at The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry where she oversees the Conservation work of The Foundation including United for Wildlife. Naomi has worked in international biodiversity conservation including illegal wildlife trade, for 20 years.
  • Kelly Malsch: Head of the Species Programme at UNEP-WCMC. She has over 10 years of experience working on Multilateral Environmental Agreements, including CITES, with a strong background in CITES policy and wildlife trade analysis.
  • Kathryn Oliver: Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Kathryn is interested in the role of different forms of knowledge in public decision-making processes, and in the practice of collaborative research.