Matt Collis is IFAW’s Deputy Vice President for Policy. Matt has been with IFAW for over 18 years in a number of different roles, first joining IFAW’s London office to lead IFAW’s engagement with the UK government before moving to Sydney, Australia, where he managed IFAW’s policy and campaigns in the Oceania region, primarily focused on marine conservation. Matt returned to the UK in 2016 and led IFAW’s global policy work, engaging with UN institutions and international agreements.
In 2023, Matt took on his current role, in which he oversees IFAW’s international policy, marine conservation, and climate work, as well as national advocacy efforts by IFAW’s network of country offices. Matt holds a degree in Politics from the University of Leeds, UK, and has first-hand experience working in the UK Parliament and US Congress and on conservation projects in Central America, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. He is based in the UK.
Key subjects: International conventions, institutions, and Multilateral Environmental Agreements; marine conservation; wildlife conservation policy; wildlife conservation as a nature-based solution to climate change.
Deputy Vice President - Conservation, IFAW United Kingdom
Director, International Policy, IFAW United Kingdom
Acting Director, Marine Conservation Program, IFAW United Kingdom
Policy and Campaigns Manager, IFAW Australia
Government Relations Manager, IFAW United Kingdom
Parliamentary Advisor, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children United Kingdom
Bachelor of Arts, Politics and Parliamentary Studies University of Leeds, United Kingdom
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