Jonathan (Jonny) is the Chief Executive of the Trust and as such has overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of the charity. Jonny is also an elected global Councillor of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s oldest and largest conservation organisation. Since being fascinated by wildlife from the age of four, Jonny has devoted his life to helping create a world where nature and people prosper together. Throughout his career he has pioneered new ideas in nature conservation, challenged received wisdom and focused on turning words into action.
In 2013, Jonny co-founded the World Forum on Natural Capital, a global initiative led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust in partnership with United Nations Environment, IUCN, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Natural Capital Coalition.
Jonny is a non-Executive Director of Corrour Estate, board member of the government agency Architecture and Design Scotland and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
In his spare time, Jonny enjoys getting out in the wilds to pursue his interest in natural history.