Catherine BartonField Conservation Manager, Chester Zoo

    Having joined Chester Zoo’s Field Programmes team in 2008, Cat’s current role as Field Conservation Manager is heavily focused around managing partnerships with field projects in Borneo and Sumatra and engaging with stakeholders in the palm oil supply chain, from other NGOs to field partners and local businesses.  Cat leads the field programmes team’s involvement in conservation campaigns, working closely with other departments on behaviour and social change initiatives, including the Chester Zoo led sustainable palm oil challenge campaign.  She chairs the BIAZA Palm Oil subgroup and the EAZA palm oil working group, alongside being a member of the WAZA palm oil subcommittee, working with zoos and other organisations nationally and  internationally to find solutions to unsustainable palm oil.