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Biodiversity Revisited’s Jon Hutton to lead WWF’s Global Conservation Division

NOMIS researcher Jon Hutton, who is director of the Luc Hoffmann Institute and is leading the Biodiversity Revisited initiative, has been appointed as WWF International’s Global Conservation Director, effective 1 December 2020.

Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International, said: “I am delighted to appoint such an experienced conservationist to this key position for WWF. Appointing Jon Hutton also stands as testament to the performance and influence of the Luc Hoffmann Institute under his leadership over the last four years.”

The Luc Hoffmann Institute to be an integral part of WWF’s Global Conservation architecture 

As part of Jon Hutton’s appointment, the Luc Hoffmann Institute will be adopted as a key part of WWF International’s Global Conservation Division, continuing to operate under Jon Hutton’s overall direction. The institute will retain its independence of thought and a degree of operational autonomy, serving as an engine for innovation within WWF while sustaining its current trajectory.

“My decision to make the move was strongly influenced by the fact that the future of the Luc Hoffmann Institute will be secured. I am grateful to everyone that has partaken in our journey so far, and look forward to seeing the institute and the ideas it incubates flourish within the new arrangement. I think that Luc Hoffmann, who was WWF International’s first Vice-President, would have embraced this development,” said Jon Hutton.

About the Luc Hoffmann Institute 

The Luc Hoffmann Institute aims to be the world’s leading catalyst for innovation and transformative change to maintain biodiversity, the foundation of all life on Earth. We create the conditions for new approaches to emerge, identify and mobilise the most promising innovators and ideas, and provide a flow of impactful, de-risked and exciting initiatives for investors. Our passionate and open-minded team is dedicated to driving societal change for nature and people to thrive together. Learn more at www.luchoffmanninstitute.org, connect with us on LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter @LucHoffmannInst. You can also write to us directly at luchoffmanninstitute@wwfint.org.


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Executive director of Global Conservation Impact, WWF
Luc Hoffman Institute
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