IUCN Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Frank Hawkins is a conservation biologist and policy advisor with many years of experience working with governments, civil society and local communities in Africa and around the world. In IUCN he works on a range of U.S. and international policy issues, including links between economic growth and natural resource use, mechanisms for promoting green investment, and multi-stakeholder engagement processes. In additional to membership fo the Steering Committee of NCFA, he is also a founder of the Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation and is working on metrics for biodiversity impact. He has organized events to highlight the potential for public-private partnerships to deliver nature-based development. Prior to joining IUCN, Frank was Senior Vice-President at Conservation International (CI). In addition to leading CI’s programme in Africa and Madagascar, he worked closely on green economy policy and land-use planning issues. He has written or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed papers and 10 books.