Elizabeth Clarke

Director of Conservation

Elizabeth (Liz) Clarke is the Director of Conservation at WWF-Singapore and the Asia Pacific Representative for the WWF Global Conservation Committee. She oversees conservation programmes in Singapore and across SE Asia.

Liz previously held positions as the Global Palm Oil Lead for the WWF global network, the Business and Biodiversity programme manager for the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and as an environmental consultant for AECOM (formally URS).

A specialist in palm oil sustainability and tropical forest conservation, she represented environmental NGOs on the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for over a decade including on the Board of Governors, and has been a steering committee member for the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) and the High Conservation Value (HCV) Network, alongside involvement in numerous other sustainable palm oil initiatives.

Wider engagements as an environmental expert include serving as the biodiversity and ecology section co-chair of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), as a board member for the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network, and as a committee member for the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP).

Liz has a Masters in Environmental Policy from Cambridge University and a degree in Zoology from Imperial College, London. She was accredited as an Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (AIEMA). In her spare time, she enjoys hiking in nature with her dog, scuba diving, listening to music and playing classical guitar.