Tracy Farrell


IUCN-US CEO and Secretary

Executive Director, IUCN Washington DC

Tracy has 20 years of experience developing, leading and overseeing global conservation and sustainable development initiatives and programmes.

She has a PhD from Virginia Tech in Forestry with additional technical and policy experience in freshwater and ecosystem services, protected areas, biodiversity conservation, and conservation finance.

For the last 16 years, she has been working for Conservation International, where she designed and oversaw CI’s first global freshwater and ecosystem services programme, led the Greater Mekong programme from CI’s regional office based in Cambodia, and designed and implemented CI’s Asia-Pacific conservation and fundraising strategy.

Most recently, she created and has been leading a team tasked with enhancing project design and delivery excellence across a portfolio of the highest dollar and most complex public and private sector projects valued at over USD 500 million.