Chris Howe: Executive Director
Chris leads WWF-New Zealand in its mission to build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
He is responsible for its conservation programme direction and financial accountability. He has been part of the WWF-New Zealand team for over seven years, formerly as its Conservation Director.
Chris’s lifelong commitment to protecting the natural world has seen him campaigning internationally to end commercial whaling, representing WWF at three International Whaling Commission meetings, to directing the campaign to protect New Zealand's endangered Hector's and Maui's dolphins.
Chris has previously worked at WWF-UK, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, and the Asian Wetland Bureau in Indonesia. He has a first degree from the University of Surrey, and a Master's degree in Nature Conservation from University College London.
He is a trustee of The Sustainability Trust and Southern Seabirds Solutions.