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Nel is the CEO of the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP). The GRP is an independent partnership of public and private organisations joining forces to help the most of vulnerable societies to adapt and prosper in an increasingly volatile future. The GRP believes that building resilience underpins the achievement of sustainable development in a rapidly changing world.
Previously, Nel held the position of Executive Director for Conservation at WWF International, where he played a leading role in the strategic refocus of WWF’s global conservation programme across more than 100 countries. Nel is a South African by nationality and previous roles include Director of Conservation for WWF’s Africa Programme as well Conservation Director in WWF South Africa. He also led the Ecosystems and Water Competency Areas at South Africa’s national Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). He holds a PhD in Ecology, a Masters degree in Conservation Biology, a Masters Environmental Law and a Masters in Business Administration.
Research news | 2020-09-10
Stockholm Resilience Centre contributes to WWF’s landmark Living Planet Report and associated new analysis to “bend the curve” of biodiversity loss
General news | 2018-04-05
Currently the Global Conservation Director at WWF, Nel will officially begin 1 August 2018