Malcolm Starkey

Chief Innovation Officer

BSc, MPhil, PhD

As Chief Innovation Officer, Malcolm Starkey leads and drives our technical strategy, quality and innovation.

Malcolm is a specialist in protected area management and management planning. He has over 15 years experience of designing and implementing field-based conservation in Africa. He has worked at site, landscape and national scales, including managing complex landscape-scale conservation programmes integrating protected areas, extractive industries and community use.

He has co-authored more than 10 academic papers and speaks fluent French. Malcolm has academic training in both natural and social sciences. For his PhD Malcolm studied the socioeconomics of bushmeat hunting, and he has designed and implemented numerous livelihood surveys focusing understanding and avoiding protected area impacts on local communities.

More recently, Malcolm has dedicated his time biodiversity metrics and their practical application, as well as unravelling biodiversity impacts from complex supply chains.

Malcolm Starkey