The Governing Board consists of ten persons from the Academy's member institutions elected at the Academy's Annual Collegium by representatives of the member institutions. Click on each member's name below for a biographical note.

The Chair of IUCN's Commission on Environmental Law and the head of IUCN's Environmental Law Program are also members of the Governing Board, to ensure close continuing cooperation with IUCN in the implementation of the Academy's research recommendations.

Members of the Governing Board

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Professor Elizabeth Kirk (Chair)
Nottingham Trent University, Scotland, UK
Region: Western Europe

Professor Carmen Gonzalez (Vice-Chair)
Seattle University, United States
Region: North America

Professor Svitlana Romanko
Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ukraine
Region: Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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Professor Jose Rubens Morato Leite
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Region: South America

Professor Rose-Liza Eisma Osorio
University of Cebu, Philippines
Region: South-East Asia

Professor Paul Martin
Director, Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law
Deputy Head, School of Law
University of New England, Australia
Region: Oceania

Professor Jose Juan Marquez
Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico
Region: Meso-America

Professor Amber Prasad Pant
Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Region: South and West Asia Region

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Professor Qin Tianbao
Director, Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL)
Vice Dean, School of Law, Wuhan University, China
Region: North Asia

Justice Antonio Benjamin
Justice, National High Court of Brazil (STJ), Brazil
Chair, World Commission on Environmental Law

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Dr. Alejandro Iza
Head, IUCN Environmental Law Programme
Director, IUCN Environmental Law Centre, Germany

Professor Alexander Paterson
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Region: Africa

Professor Denise E. Antolini
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Region: North America