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Country: United Kingdom
Originally from: Australia
Organisation: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Job title: Conservation Programme Officer
Email: catherine.payne[at]
Languages: English

Experience with Open Standards:

Training received:

  • 2017: Participant Health Country Planning/Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation Training Workshop (Australia)
  • 2017: Completion of Introduction to the Conservation Open Standards Online course (
  • 2017: Participant CCNet Europe Coach Training Workshop (Spain)
  • 2017: Participant CCNet Europe Rally (Spain)
  • 2018: Participant CCNet Global Rally (Australia)
  • 2019: Participant CCNet Europe Rally (Sweden)
  • 2019: Participant CMP Member’s Retreat (US)

Experience in applying / coaching:

  • 2017-ongoing: Coaching several teams as part of Durrell’s strategic planning process
  • 2017-ongoing: Coordinating organisational adoption and roll-out of Open Standards

Other OS-related activities:

  • 2018-ongoing: Member of CCNet Europe Core Team
  • 2018-ongoing: Update and management of CCNet Europe website

Additional Relevant Experience:

  • Catherine is particularly interested in embedding Open Standards into organisations, looking at how we can plan at different levels and coordinate planning efforts to improve the effectiveness of conservation organisations.
  • Catherine studied at the University of Melbourne and Deakin University in Australia and holds a BSc (Hons) in Ecology
  • In her current role at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Catherine is coordinating the planning of Durrell’s new strategy using Open Standards, and working with colleagues to implement an organisation-wide system to plan, track, measure, and evaluate Durrell’s conservation programmes.
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