New CEO for Charles Darwin Foundation | November 6th, 2008

The CDF have announced the appointment of Dr. Gabriel Lopez as Executive Director to replace Graham Watkins who will be leaving in January 2009 after four years in the post. Gabriel is an anthropologist whose most recent post was as Director of Global Strategies for IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature). Having previously worked for the Ford Foundation in various roles, he is an expert on sustainable development within communities in environmentally sensitive areas, an expertise that is sorely needed in today’s Galapagos. We wish him well and look forward to developing a good working relationship with him as he steers the CDF along a distinctly rock strewn road.