Speaker Biography: Kerry ten Kate, Director, BBOP
Kerry Ten Kate is Director of Forest Trends’ Business and Biodiversity Offset Program. Kerry joined the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1990. Subsequently, as Policy Adviser to Kew’s Director, she advised the UK and other governments on the Convention on Biological Diversity and sustainable development strategies. From 1999 to 2002, she was a member of the UK delegation to the negotiation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and negotiating sessions of the CBD. From November 2002 to September 2006, Kerry was Director of Investor Responsibility at Insight Investment. She writes, broadcasts occasionally for BBC Radio 4, is Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the UN University, a member of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission and on the Steering Committee of the Global Biodiversity Forum. She is also a member of the UK Government’s Darwin Advisory Committee.