Board of Directors & National Council

WWF is committed to best practices in governance, accountability, and transparency. At the heart of our organization's initiatives and strategic decisions are the dedicated individuals who make up our Board of Directors and National Council. Together, they bring a wealth of experience, diverse perspectives, and shared passion for conservation and sustainability.

Board of Directors

Board Policy Statement

Composed of leaders from the scientific, conservation and business communities, the WWF board of directors exercises overall responsibility for the policies, programs and direction of World Wildlife Fund and provides advice and counsel on a broad range of policy and operational matters. The composition of the board, whose members are elected for three-year terms, is chosen to reflect a broad range of scientific and other expertise, with all members having a strong and demonstrated commitment to nature conservation. Board members observe and annually sign WWF's conflict of interest policy.

National Council

The National Council of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) was established by a Board amendment to the Bylaws on September 18, 1984, as an advisory group to the Board. The Council is composed of distinguished scientific, business, political and philanthropic leaders from across the country. Council members form a national network to promote WWF’s conservation programs and help raise funds.