Technical Advisor, Forest Risk Commodities
Leonie has over five years experience in research and strategies to address the impacts of global supply chains on tropical forests, with a focus on climate and forest policy, certification schemes, corporate transparency and investor engagement. Leonie joined WCS in 2017 as Technical Advisor, Forest Risk Commodities, focusing primarily on the design and implementation of strategies to tackle the key commodity drivers of deforestation in priority WCS landscapes across Indonesia and Malaysia. Leonie joined WCS from the Zoological Society of London, where she managed the ‘SPOTT' initiative, a programme that supports investor engagement for environmental best practice in high biodiversity impact sectors. Leonie has served as a member on both the Board of Governors and the Biodiversity and High Conservation Value Working Group of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).