James Forbes, CEO of Jane Goodall Institute Australia

Prior to joining JGIA as CEO, James held senior marketing and fundraising roles with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, Nature Conservation Trust of NSW and WWF-Australia.

Along with operating his own consulting business, Forbes Philanthropy & Marketing, James is a Senior Associate with Global Philanthropic and a Marketing Advisor with Food Frontier.

He is the co-author of a peer reviewed paper, ‘Monitoring and evaluating the social and psychological dimensions that contribute to privately protected area program effectiveness’.

In 2019 James was appointed to the Board of the Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group – an on-ground organisation protecting and enhancing wetlands throughout Australia’s largest inland river system.