John Albrecht is the proprietor and Chairman of Australia’s largest fine auction house Leonard Joel. He holds an Arts-Law degree and a Masters of Business Administration.
In 2017, with the support of Rebecca Keeble of IFAW’s Australian office, Leonard Joel developed and adopted an industry-leading policy relating to the cessation of auction trade in elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn. Since then John has been an advocate for both the wider adoption of this policy and industry change.
Conservation and activism has become a rediscovered thread of John’s life. He kept animals from a young age, marveled at his fathers love of and respect for nature and in sixth grade raised $57 for his own street corner “Let Wales[sic] Live” Campaign.
“My Canadian born teacher of that year, Mr Stanhope, encouraged me to do it and I will always remember him acknowledging my fundraise and how good and proud that made me feel. My goal is to do good things that are of value to the IFAW mission.”
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