Jamie Copsey

Jamie Copsey, Director of Training









BSc, Zoology, University of Glasgow, 1993
Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, 1996
MSc, Anthropology and the Ecology of Development, 2007
Chartered Management Institute Extended Diploma in Leadership and Management 2014

On completion of his BSc, Jamie went on to undertake a variety of field research and conservation, including work with vultures in Israel, whistling duck in Trinidad, and kestrels in Mauritius.  Jamie then spent the next 18 years working for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, first as Deputy Head of Conservation Education before moving into conservation training in 2003 and becoming Head of Learning and Development in 2009.  As Managing Director of Durrell Conservation Training Ltd he established a new capacity building organisation in 2013, in Mauritius.  In July 2017, Jamie took over a new role as Director of Training for CPSG, with a remit to help the organisation building global capacity for species conservation planning.

Over the coming months Jamie will be working with the team to develop the strategic plan for the organisation over the coming four years, as we determine how best to scale up capacity for species conservation planning.  Areas of focus for him will be around developing the existing training course programme, and establishing how we establish development paths for potential new conservation planners who can help deliver on the growing need for species conservation planning. 

Jamie currently lives in Mauritius, with his three children- Patrick, Matilda, and Ferguson- and wife Olivia, who works in field of education for sustainable development.   


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