Dermot started his working career with the NSW Parks & Wildlife Service and after studying in London, joined WWF in the UK in 1998. He has been with WWF ever since. During nearly two decades with WWF, Dermot has been working in conservation all over the world, including as CEO of WWF-China, CEO of WWF-Pacific and since 2010, back home as CEO of WWF-Australia. This has given him a wealth of experience working with vastly different stakeholders and exposure to a range of local, regional and global conservation issues.
Dermot is passionate about the big picture of conservation; how to provide sustainable food and energy for seven billion people while maintaining space for nature and using collaboration as well as partnerships to protect our natural world today for tomorrow’s generations.
Member Connect Table topic: The Power of Collaboration in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals