Our Team

Jon Hutton Director

Jon is an ecologist and conservation leader with decades of experience in nature, natural resources, rural development and the complex interplay between politics, economics and environmental policy.

Carina Wyborn Research Advisor

Carina is an interdisciplinary social scientist with a background in human ecology. Her research focusses on knowledge co-production in climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation.

Melanie Ryan Capacity Development and Fellows programme Lead

Melanie is a programme management, engagement and facilitation expert with extensive experience in international cooperation and coordination of environmental programmes.

Richard Gauld Head of Operations

Richard has over 15 years’ experience in strategy implementation, operations and performance evaluation in the public and not-for-profit sectors. He joined the Luc Hoffmann Institute in 2016.

Sandrine Jimenez Director’s Assistant

Sandrine is our logistics coordinator and has worked with WWF for eight years.

Sladjana Stankovic Project Finance Manager

Sladjana is a finance professional with experience working for UN agencies and international NGOs.

Luc Hoffmann InstituteOur Team