Dermot has been a global leader in sustainable development for over two decades across Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and Europe. As WWF-Australia’s CEO, Dermot leads efforts to conserve the world’s great ecosystems and address climate change with an approach that takes a unique combination of on-the-ground field projects, strategic partnerships with business, and powerful advocacy campaigns focused around people and planet.
Dermot has driven innovation thinking within WWF, especially on digital technologies, overseeing the establishment of WWF Panda Labs and WWFs first global joint venture, OpenSC. Dermot is the Chairman of OpenSC and a Non-executive Director of ACFID (Australian Council for International Development). He has an MBA from IMD, a MSc from LSE and degrees from University of London and Southern Cross University.