Jim Leape

Jim Leape
  • Consulting Professor, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, USA

Graduate, Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Over 30 years' experience in nature conservation. Formerly: Environmental Lawyer, working on environmental protection cases in US; advised UN Environment Programme, co-authored text on environmental law. Since 1989, with WWF, US including: Director, worldwide conservation programmes, Executive Vice- President; 2001-05, Director, conservation and science initiatives, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a funder of conservation. 2005-2014, Director General, WWF International. Since 2014, current position.