Jonathan Palmer is the Director of Global Information Communication Technology (ICT) for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Jonathan is a results oriented professional with deep experience in Information Technology Management and a strong focus in strategically aligning technology to the needs of the mission, at all levels.  Jonathan is dedicated to applying his  strong track record of creating cost-effective, robust IT systems to enhance the mission of WCS and the wider non-profit community.

Using an adaptive project management approach, Jonathan has delivered a range of key projects for WCS including a framework for enabling web based collaboration and data sharing, the GAINS project, focusing on global wildlife disease surveillance, the SMART Conservation Software project, delivering software solutions for the global conservation community, and WCS’ Improving Connectivity and Networks project, enhancing connectivity and networks in 60 countries around the globe.

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 a foundation spanning both the technical and human side of ICT.

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’s personal goal is to take a leading role in the enabling technology to support the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.