Lisa Chilton

CEO, National Biodiversity Network Trust

Lisa Chilton is CEO of the National Biodiversity Network Trust (NBN Trust). The NBN Trust is a small charity with a big mission: to make data work for nature; it is a leading voice in the application of data and technology to tackle the biodiversity and climate emergencies. With its portal, the NBN Atlas, the UK’s largest publicly accessible source of biodiversity data, the Trust bringing together species records from more than 160 data partners. It is also the lead partner for iNaturalistUK, the UK node of the global iNaturalist platform, which is a nature recording app that uses AI for species identification. It’s an accessible citizen science tool and is used by a growing community of more than 90,000 people across the UK.

Lisa is a marine ecologist and a nature conservation all-rounder, with experience in policy, public engagement, communications and marketing, consensus-building, partnerships and fundraising. She held senior positions at the University of Aberdeen, JNCC and The Wildlife Trusts, and is a Trustee of the Scottish Association for Marine Science.

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