Conservation Council

Panthera’s Conservation Council is an expert advisory board that contributes to the direction of the organization and the implementation of Panthera’s mission.

The Council provides Panthera with actionable advice and guidance on fundamental topics relevant to the growth, development and success of Panthera, including:

  • Increasing Panthera’s influence on public policy and access to decision-makers around the world.
  • Assessing programmatic initiatives and activities.
  • Increasing Panthera’s exposure in the media and enhancing the organization’s public profile.
  • Expanding the base of funding sources and building long-term sustainability in fund-raising.
  • Helping to build a broad-based and continually growing constituency for Panthera’s activities.
  • Fostering a diverse network of partners, cooperators and allies that can assist with Panthera’s mission.

Members are selected by the Board of Trustees and senior management of Panthera. Appointees to the Conservation Council are chosen for their interest in Panthera’s mission combined with their specialist expertise and skills that complement the abilities of the Board and Staff to execute Panthera’s mission.

Ali Erfan is the Chief Executive Officer of Tigris Financial Group (UK) LLP, a member of the Tigris Group of companies. The Tigris Group has an unrivalled 15 year track record of private and...

Claudia McMurray is Senior Counsellor to the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit (ISU), representing the sustainability work of the Prince’s Charities in the United States. She...

Glenn Close is an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony Award-winning actress. She currently headlines the critically acclaimed television show, Damages, for which she won an Emmy last year. She has...

A distinguished stage and screen actress, Jane Alexander has performed in more than one hundred plays and 55 films. Notable work includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Great White Hope,...

Jonathan Powell is a Managing Director and Senior Adviser at Morgan Stanley in London, and a negotiator and Senior Adviser on different conflicts across Europe and Asia for the Centre for...

Matthew Bostock co-founded Lake 5 Media in June 2000 and has served as Lake 5 Media's CEO since its inception. Prior to that, Mr. Bostock worked at the National Basketball Association in the...

Nicolle Wallace served as Senior Advisor and spokesman for the McCain-Palin campaign from May to November 2008. Prior to joining the McCain campaign, she worked as a political analyst at CBS News...

Dr. Paul Klotman is President and CEO of Baylor College of Medicine. Formerly, he served as Chairman of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, as well as a...