Our People

A small but diverse and dedicated team of professionals tackling transnational organised wildlife crime

The Wildlife Justice Commissions’s community is made up of teams of investigators, analysts, diplomats, lawyers, communicators and administrators, committed to our core objective of disrupting and helping dismantle transnational organised wildlife crime.

We are a young organisation – only formed in 2015 – but we have decades of experience to bring to our work.

At the core of who we are and what we do is our investigations and intelligence teams. The nature of their work is behind the scenes and confidential, but their expertise in conducting complex investigations across national borders and the vital intelligence they gather, enables us to bring the wildlife criminals out of the shadows. Read more about our work here.

We also have an incredible group of independent experts in the Independent Review Panel committed to supporting the organisation by reviewing our Case Files. The group includes: Edgardo Buscaglia, Lai Siu Chiu, Fatoumata Dembélé, Diego García-Sayán, Misha Glenny, Nik Gowing, Philippe Kirsch, Isaac Lenaola, Natalie Nougayrède, Kamundoni Nyasulu, Anton du Plessis, Kimberly Prost, Olivier C. Ruppel, Sylvia Steiner, David Tolbert, José Ugaz and Annecoos Wiersema.

Our small team represents twenty different countries and cultures and we are very proud of our diversity.

Management Team

Supervisory Board

Our core team is supported by a Supervisory Board – a group of experts from across the globe who provide the organisation with valuable local insights and knowledge.

The WJC Council

The members of the WJC Council are renowned experts from around the world who have agreed to donate their vast experience to furthering the activities of the organisation to activate justice for wildlife crimes. They are  appointed by the Executive Board, after consultation with the Supervisory Board.

Nelson Cheng

Nelson Cheng

Former Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations) of the Hong Kong Police
Tom Keatinge

Tom Keatinge

Director of the Centre for Financial Crime (CFCS) & Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
Simon Minks

Simon Minks

National Senior Public Prosecutor of the Netherlands
Motoo Noguchi

Motoo Noguchi

Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court
Prof. Dr. Sang-Hyun Song

Prof. Dr. Sang-Hyun Song

President of UNICEF/Korea, former President and Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court