Jon Hutton is Chief Conservation Officer at the World Wide Fund for Nature International. He was Director of the Luc Hoffmann Institute in Switzerland for four years, having previously worked for 10 years at the United Nations as Director of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre based in Cambridge.
An ecologist who graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1978, Jon studied African wildlife management at the University of Zimbabwe, completing a DPhil in crocodile ecology in 1984. He went on to work in southern Africa for more than 20 years in the field of natural resource management and rural development.
Jon has produced dozens of scientific papers, reports and conference proceedings covering issues such as conservation policy, wildlife and protected area management, community-based natural resource management, the sustainable use of natural resources and the relationship between conservation and poverty. In 2007 he was elected the Honorary Professor of Sustainable Resource Management at the University of Kent.