Chris Mahon is an environment professional with 25 years experience working with the public, private, voluntary and community sectors at local, regional, national and international levels. He currently runs his own consultancy business, advising developers and others on ecological issues, alongside his role as Chief Executive of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) National Committee for the United Kingdom. He is also Development Director for World Heritage UK.
His previous experience includes four years in the planning department with a local authority in Cheshire and thirteen years managing the wildlife trust in the same county. During this time he has been active in delivering biodiversity action plans (BAP) and was the Vice Chair of Defra’s Local and Regional BAP Implementation Group, as well as Chair of the Sustainable Cheshire Forum for many years.
He served three 4-year terms as a Trustee of the North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo). He now lives on a smallholding on Halkyn Mountain near Mold.