Pepe Clarke directs Pew’s Outback to oceans program in Australia, working with Indigenous people, scientists, conservation organisations, industry, and government agencies to conserve the country’s critical natural landscapes and marine habitats. These efforts include advocating for the inclusion of new areas in the National Reserve System, such as national parks and Indigenous Protected Areas; funding conservation management activities; and creating sanctuaries for marine life.
Before joining Pew, Clarke was the global head of policy for BirdLife International, the world’s largest nature conservation partnership, based in Cambridge, England. Before that, he chaired the Australian Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature and was CEO of the Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales.
Clarke holds a Master of Law from the University of Sydney and a master’s degree in conservation leadership from the University of Cambridge.