John Scanlon

Secretary-General, CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), Geneva

1983, LLB; 1995, LLM. Accredited Mediator. Has worked in private sector, government and the United Nations. Formerly with IUCN and the United Nations Environment Programme. Australian appointments include: Chief Executive, Dept. of Environment, Heritage & Aboriginal Affairs (SA); Commissioner, Murray-Darling Basin Commission; Deputy Director-General, Dept. of Infrastructure, Planning & Natural Resources (NSW); Chief of Staff, Minister for Environment & Natural Resources (SA); and Partner, Environmental Law, Ward & Partners, Lawyers. Since 2010, Secretary-General, CITES. Former: President, National Environmental Law Assoc. of Australia (SA). Recipient, Member of the Order of Australia (AM) 2011.

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