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Steering Committee


Organisational Structure of the CSG Steering Committee


The Steering Committee meets at least every two years, at CSG Working Meetings, and communicates regularly by e-mail.


Executive Committee

CSG co-Chairs: Alejandro Larriera (Argentina), Charlie Manolis (Australia)

CSG Deputy Chair: Christine Lippai (USA/South Africa)

CSG Executive Officer: Dr. Sally Isberg (Australia)

Regional Chairs/Vice Chairs

East and Southern Africa
Regional Chair: Dr. Xander Combrink (South Africa)
Regional Vice Chairs: Dr. Alison Leslie (South Africa), Howard Kelly (South Africa), Christine Lippai (USA/South Africa)

West and Central Africa 
Regional Chair: Dr. Matthew Shirley (USA/Cote d'Ivoire)
Regional Vice Chairs: Emmanuel Amoah (Ghana), Nathalie Kpera (Benin)

East and Southeast Asia
Regional Chair: Dr. Steve Platt (Myanmar/Cambodia)
Regional Vice Chairs: Dr. Nao Thuok (Cambodia), Sen Rith (Cambodia), Kornvika Youngprapakorn (Thailand), Yosapong Temsiripong (Thailand), Rainier Manalo (Philippines), Adrian Sugiarto (Indonesia), Dr. Luke Evans (Sabah, Malaysia), Oswald Braken Tisen (Sarawak, Malaysia), Dr. Steve Platt (Myanmar), Prof. Wu Xiaobing (China), Lonnie McCaskill (USA/Cambodia)

South Asia and Iran
Regional Chair: Anslem de Silva (Sri Lanka)
Regional Vice Chairs: Madhava Botejue (Sri Lanka), Raju Vyas (India), Abdul Aleem Choudhury (Pakistan), Asghar Mobaraki (Iran), Dr. S.M.A. Rashid (Bangladesh), Babu Ram Lamichhane (Nepal), Maheshwar Dhakal (Nepal)

Australia and Oceania
Regional Chair: Dr. Matthew Brien (Australia)
Regional Vice Chairs: Yusuke Fukuda (Australia), Eric Langelet (Papua New Guinea)

Europe
Regional Chair: Fabian Schmidt (Switzerland)
Regional Vice Chair: Rosanna Mangione (Austria)

Latin America and the Caribbean
Regional Chair:
Dr. Pablo Siroski (Argentina)
Regional Vice Chairs: Alfonso Llobet (Bolivia), Dr. Marisa Tellez (Belize/USA), Dr. Luis Bassetti (Brazil), Jhon Calderon (Colombia), Dr. Hesiquio Benitez Diaz (Mexico), Dr. Laura Porras Murillo (Costa Rica), Dr. Carlos Piña (Argentina). Regional Trade: Alvaro Velasco (Venezuela)

North America
Regional Chairs: Dr. Ruth Elsey (USA), Allan Woodward (USA)
Regional Vice Chairs: Jeb Linscombe (USA), Dr. Frank Mazzotti (USA), Dr. Thomas Rainwater (USA)


Thematic Groups

Industry
Vice Chair: Christy Plott (USA)
Deputy Vice Chairs: Kevin Van Jaarsveldt (South Africa), Enrico Chiesa (Italy), Simone Comparini (Italy), Manuel Muñiz (Mexico), Pamela Ashley (USA), Helen Crowley (France); Trade Monitoring: John Caldwell (UK)

Legal Affairs
Vice Chair: Curt Harbsmeier (USA)

Veterinary Science
Vice Chairs: Dr. Paolo Martelli (Hong Kong), Dr. Cathy Shilton (Australia); Deputy Vice Chair: Dr. Gowri Mallapur (India)

Zoos
Vice Chairs: Dr. Kent Vliet (USA), Colette Adams (USA)

Taxonomy
Vice Chair:
Dr. Kent Vliet (USA); Deputy Vice Chair: Dr. Chris Brochu (USA)

CSG IUCN Red List Authority
Dr. Sally Isberg (Australia)


Task Forces/Working Groups

Drone Working Group: Chairs: Lonnie McCaskill, Dr. Carlos Piña


Honorary Members

Ted Joanen (USA), Romulus Whitaker (India), Phil Wilkinson (USA), Dietrich Jelden (Germany), Dr. Val Lance (USA), C.H. Koh (Singapore), Yoichi Takehara (Japan)