Kate Newman

Vice President, Sustainable Infrastructure and Public Sector Initiatives

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As World Wildlife Fund (WWF) vice president for sustainable infrastructure and public sector initiatives, Kate specializes in policy development and conservation planning in support of nature-positive infrastructure. For over 30 years with WWF, Kate has worked with colleagues around the world to integrate conservation science and principles into socio-economic development through terrestrial and marine natural capital and ecoregion planning, sustainable finance, green/blue economy policies, community-based conservation, and protected area management. Pre-WWF, she supported civil society organizations in farm-to-market road, mini-hydropower, and rural clinic development with the US Agency for International Development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she was also a Peace Corps volunteer teacher. Kate received a BA in anthropology from the University of Virginia and MSc in environmental management from the University of London.

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  • BA Anthropology, University of Virginia
  • MSc Environmental Management, University of London

Areas of Expertise

  • Large-scale conservation planning (national, multi-national)
  • Public Policy
  • Public Sector Finance
  • Green Economy, Natural Capital and Ecosystems Services
  • Community based conservation
  • Forest and marine conservation