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Steering Committee


Organisational Structure of the CSG Steering Committee

The Steering Committee meets at least every two years, at the CSG’s working meetings, and communicates regularly by e-mail.


Executive Committee

CSG Chairman: Professor Grahame Webb (Australia)

CSG Deputy Chairmen: Dr. Dietrich Jelden (Germany), Alejandro Larriera (Argentina), Dr. Perran Ross (USA), Charlie Manolis (Australia), Christine Lippai (USA/South Africa)

CSG Executive Officer: Tom Dacey (Philippines)

Regional Chairmen/Vice Chairmen

East and Southern Africa
Regional Chairman: Christine Lippai (USA/South Africa)
Regional Vice Chairmen: Dr. Alison Leslie (South Africa), Howard Kelly (South Africa)

West and Central Africa 
Regional Chairman: Dr. Matthew Shirley (Cote d'Ivoire)
Regional Vice Chairmen: Christine Lippai (USA/South Africa), Prof. Guy Apollinaire Mensah (Benin), Nathalie Kpera (Benin)

East and Southeast Asia
Regional Chairman: Lonnie McCaskill (USA/Cambodia)
Regional Vice Chairmen: Dr. Choo Hoo Giam (Singapore), Dr. Nao Thuok (Cambodia), Kornvika Youngprapakorn (Thailand), Yosapong Temsiripong (Thailand), Rainier Manalo (Philippines), Adrian Sugiarto (Indonesia), Luke Evans (Sabah, Malaysia), Oswald Braken Tisen (Sarawak, Malaysia), Steve Platt (Myanmar)

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

Australia and Oceania
Regional Chairman: Charlie Manolis (Australia)
Regional Vice Chairmen: Dr. Matthew Brien (Australia), Eric Langelet (Papua New Guinea)

Europe
Regional Chairmen: Thomas Ziegler (Germany)
Regional Vice Chairman: Fabian Schmidt (Germany)

Latin America and the Caribbean
Regional Chairman:
Alfonso Llobet (Bolivia), Dr. Pablo Siroski (Argentina), Alvaro Velasco (Venezuela)
Regional Vice Chairmen: Dr. Marisa Tellez (Belize/USA), Dr. Luis Bassetti (Brazil), Manuel Tabet (Cuba), Sergio Medrano-Bitar (Colombia), Sergio Balaguera-Reina (Colombia), Hesiquio Benitez Diaz (Mexico), Laura Porras Murillo (Costa Rica). Regional Trade: Bernado Ortiz (Ecuador)

North America
Regional Chairmen: Dr. Ruth Elsey (USA), Allan Woodward (USA)
Regional Vice Chairman: Noel Kinler (USA), Frank Mazzotti (USA), Dr. Thomas Rainwater (USA)

  

Thematic Groups

CITES
Vice Chairman: Hank Jenkins (Australia)

General Research
Vice Chairmen: Dr. Valentine Lance (USA), Dr. Mark Merchant (USA), Dr. Carlos  Piña (Argentina)

Industry
Vice Chairman: Don Ashley (USA)
Deputy Vice Chairmen: Yoichi Takehara (Japan), C.H. Koh (Singapore), Kevin Van Jaarsveldt (South Africa), Enrico Chiesa (Italy), Jorge Saieh (Colombia), Thomas Kralle (Germany), Chris Plott (USA), Simone Comparini (Italy), Jerome Caraguel (France), Manuel Muñiz (Mexico), Pamela Ashley (USA)

Legal Affairs
Vice Chairman: Curt Harbsmeier (USA)

Trade Monitoring
Vice Chairman: John Caldwell (UK)
Deputy Vice Chairmen: Steve Broad (UK)

Veterinary Science
Vice Chairman: Dr. Paolo Martelli (Hong Kong), Dr. Cathy Shilton (Australia)

Zoos
Vice Chairman: Dr. Kent Vliet (USA)

Public Education and Community Participation
Vice Chairman: Myrna Cauilan-Cureg (Philippines)

CSG IUCN Red List Authority
Dr. Perran Ross (USA), Dr. Sally Isberg (Australia)


Task Force/Working Groups

Tomistoma Task Force: Chairman: Bruce Shwedick (USA)

Siamese Crocodile Task Force: Chairman: Dr. Parntep Ratanakorn (Thailand)

Future Leaders Working Group: Chairman: Dr. Matthew Shirley (Cote d'Ivoire); Deputy Chairman: Dr. Marisa Tellez (Belize/USA)


Honorary Members

Ted Joanen (USA), Romulus Whitaker (India), Phil Wilkinson (USA), Prof. F. Wayne King (USA)