M Hatchwell
Matthew Hatchwell


Matthew is an independent consultant and chair of the Advisory Board of the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology (DICE) at the University of Kent. As former Director of Conservation at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), he was responsible for driving ZSL’s field conservation programmes in more than 50 countries worldwide, working alongside governments, NGO partners and local communities to protect a wide range of species and habitats. Matthew joined ZSL following a 30-year career with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), where he served as Director for International Policy and Programme Development. Prior to this, Matthew served as Chief Executive for WCS Europe, having previously overseen in-country teams in Madagascar – where he was instrumental in the creation of Masoala and Sahamalaza/Iles Radama National Parks – and Congo, where he helped to establish Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park and co-managed a capacity-building programme for protected area staff.