Beginning his career in conservation as a Ranger with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dermot O’Gorman joined WWF-UK in 1998 as Head of Government and Aid Partnerships. He became the Regional Representative of WWF in the South Pacific and worked at WWF International in Switzerland as Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Program.
Dermot took over as the Country Representative of WWF-China in 2005, overseeing the rapidly growing domestic and international program of conservation work. WWF is the oldest established NGO in China, and in 2009 celebrated 30 years of working in the country.
Dermot holds a Masters in Business Administration (Honours) from IMD-Switzerland, Masters of Science from the London School of Economics and degrees from University of London and Southern Cross University.
“Working for WWF in China was a fascinating privilege,” said Dermot.
“China is very aware that it can play an important role in addressing some of the world’s most serious environmental issues like climate change and water.
“Australia also faces challenges in protecting its environment. As a science-based conservation organisation, WWF-Australia aims to provide solutions to some of these complex issues.”