Kerry ten Kate is the Director of the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) at Forest Trends, an international collaboration of 80 companies, banks, government agencies and NGOs working for no net loss of biodiversity in the context of development projects.

She brings to the Natural Capital Committee twenty years of experience working on sustainable development strategy, especially in biodiversity policy, business and biodiversity, bioprospecting, and mainstream investment.

Formerly a barrister practising in London, Kerry served on the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the 1992 ‘Rio Earth Summit’) then founded the consultancy Environmental Strategies.  She was Director of Investor Responsibility at asset manager Insight Investment and head of the CBD Unit, then policy adviser at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


 Kerry has written over 150 articles for publications including Science and International Affairs and broadcast for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service.  She’s a member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission, a Conservation Fellow at the Zoological Society of London and a member of the Aldersgate Group.

Committee Member, Kerry ten Kate