John E. Scanlon

John E. Scanlon
  • Secretary-General
    CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)

1983, LLB; 1995, LLM. Work experience gained in private sector, gov't, with UN and with int'l orgs as a leader, mgr, prof. adviser and legal practitioner, and through senior voluntary positions. Formerly with: UNEP; World Commission on Dams; IUCN Environmental Law Programme and IUCN Environmental Law Centre; projects in Botswana, Guyana, Russian Fed., and Vietnam. Australian appointments incl.: Chief Exec., Dept of Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs; Commissioner, Murray-Darling Basin Commission; Deputy Director-General, Dept of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources; Chief of Staff, Minister for Environment and Natural Resources; Acting Policy Adviser, Australian Federal Minister for the Environment; Partner, Environmental Law, Ward and Partners. Since May 2010, Secretary-General, CITES. Former: President, Nat'l Environmental Law Assoc. of Australia; Founding Chair, Environmental Law Community Advisory Service. Member: IUCN Commission on Environmental Law; World Commission on Protected Areas. Recipient, Member of the Order of Australia (2011).