Dermot O’Gorman – Chief Executive Officer, WWF-Australia


Dermot O'Gorman

Beginning his career in conservation as a Ranger with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dermot O’Gorman joined WWF-UK in 1998 as Head of Government and Aid Partnerships. He became the Regional Representative of WWF in the South Pacific and worked at WWF International in Switzerland as Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Program.


“Receiving an International Green Award™ is a prestigious accolade for any environmentalist or environmentally focused organisation, acknowledging key achievements and dedication in the area of sustainable innovation.”


Dermot took over as the Country Representative of WWF-China in 2005, overseeing the rapidly growing domestic and international program of conservation work. WWF is the oldest established NGO in China, and in 2009 celebrated 30 years of working in the country.


Dermot holds a Masters in Business Administration (Honours) from IMD-Switzerland, Masters of Science from the London School of Economics and degrees from University of London and Southern Cross University.



About WWF – Australia


WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s leading, independent conservation organisation. Founded in 1961 they are active in over 100 countries and have close to five million supporters internationally.


In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, they work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet’s natural resources.