Jonathan (Jonny) Hughes is Chief Executive Officer of WCMC (World Conservation Monitoring Centre) which works in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme as UNEP-WCMC. Prior to this Jonny was the CEO of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scotland’s largest environmental charity.
Since being fascinated by wildlife from the age of four, Jonny has devoted his life to helping create a world where nature and people can prosper together. Throughout his career he has pioneered new ideas in nature conservation, challenged received wisdom and focused on turning words into action.
Jonny is on the Council of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) where for four years he chaired the Council’s policy and programme committee and the EU policy advisory group. He is also a non-Executive Director of Corrour Estate, a large upland estate in Scotland, and chair of the Ecological Advisory Board of Ardtornish Estate.