Jonathan Palmer is the Board Secretary of NetHope and Executive Director of Strategic Technology for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). For over 25 years Jonathan has focused on strategically aligning technology with organizational goals. His leadership has been critical in delivering scalable solutions ranging from implementing a global network across five continents for ERP to the development of the leading software platform for the global conservation community.

Prior to joining WCS, Jonathan worked as a Strategic ICT Adviser to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania and as the software development manager for one of Europe’s leading service management software houses.

Jonathan has extensive experience covering private, governmental, and non-governmental sectors in both the North and the South. This, together with degrees in Mathematics (BSc, Nottingham, UK), Applied Social Sciences (MSc, Oxford), and Geographic Information Systems (MSc, London), and an MBA (Edinburgh Business School), provide Jonathan with the foundation to execute on both the technical and human aspects of digital transformation.

Jonathan’s personal goal is to take a pivotal role in the enabling technology to catalyze the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.