Co-Chair, Southeast Asia Climate & Nature-based Solutions (SCeNe) Coalition
Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, The Nature Conservancy
William McGoldrick is the Regional Managing Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific division and Co-Chair of the Southeast Asia Climate & Nature-based Solutions (SCeNe) Coalition. Based in Australia, he leads a US$45 million program across 12 countries in support of TNC’s two foremost global priorities: protecting lands, oceans and freshwater; and tackling climate change through innovative, science-based mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Over a 20-year conservation career, Will has developed deep experience in corporate practices, international negotiations, philanthropy and government policies and programs. He joined TNC in 2015 and previously held staff positions as Director of Climate Strategy and Asia Pacific Conservation Director, where Will oversaw teams focused on expanding protected areas in Mongolia, restoring shellfish reefs in Hong Kong and conserving forest landscapes in northern Myanmar, among other initiatives.