Dr Jen Jones

Chief Executive Officer
Galapagos Conservation Trust

Jen is a marine biologist with particular expertise in marine plastic pollution, undertaking some of the first research on microplastics in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. She joined GCT in 2011, and after several roles, including setting up GCT’s very first projects, was appointed Chief Executive in 2023. Jen is passionate about collaborating for conservation impact, from grassroots to government, and has recently contributed to the negotiations on a future UN Global Plastics Treaty. A major advocate for education and fair access to nature, Jen has driven GCT’s work with the local community, working to support the Islands’ future stewards.