Jack Hurd is the Conservation Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Region. In this capacity he oversees regional conservation strategy; revenue generation from public and private sources; and marketing and communications efforts. He also maintains responsibility for a suite of personnel and management functions supporting 300 staff spread across 8 country-based business units throughout Asia-Pacific. Jack is a member of TNC’s Conservation Management Team, the body responsible for establishing and supervising the organization’s global conservation agenda.
Prior to assuming this position Jack directed the TNC Forest Program in Asia Pacific where he led the organization’s regional forests and sustainable land use efforts. Previously he was the Director of TNC’s Forest Trade Program, which addressed the U.S. dimensions of global timber trade and the Conservation Program Director with TNC’s Washington Chapter, overseeing forests, freshwater, grasslands and marine work across the state.
Before joining TNC Jack worked in a number of capacities with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); Pact, a global international development organization and Thailand’s Population and Community Development Association (PDA). Jack holds a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Washington and a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Economics from the University of Vermont.