Patrick de Heney, Switzerland/United Kingdom

12 April 2012 | Article

If elected as Treasurer, I intend to put my experience as an all-round Finance professional to good use within IUCN and thus to discharge my duties to the best of my ability, faithfully and in full compliance with IUCN governance principles and rules of procedure. I will also endeavour to assist in promoting IUCN with potential donors.

In light of the ambitious financial goals underlying IUCN’s proposed 2013-2016 Programme on the one hand, and of the consequences of the still unresolved international financial crisis on the other, my focus will in particular be on:

  • Supporting the Council and the Secretariat in securing longer term funding commitments from a wider pool of donors and sources;
  • Monitoring and providing advice on the deployment of capital and efficient allocation of resources;
  • Promoting effective reporting processes and tools, with a view to ensuring early identification and escalation of potential problems and risks.

Ultimately, success in the above areas will be reflected by the extent to which IUCN’s financial reserves will have been replenished and further expanded in order to ensure the continuity of the organization into the 2017-2020 Programme and beyond.

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