Martin Spray

Chief Executive,Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), United Kingdom

Martin Spray is chief executive of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), the leading wetland conservation organization in the UK, operating around the world. WWT places people at the center of its work for environmental conservation. Furthermore, WWT created and runs the internationally respected London Wetland Centre, bringing wildlife to the people of the capital city. Its work includes designing sustainable drainage systems, natural water treatment systems and wetland centers in urban and rural environments. Additionally, the "Inspiring Generations" program gives pupils from more deprived city areas a personal experience of nature. Mr. Spray's career has spanned the government, business and non-governmental sectors. He was awarded the CBE by H.M. The Queen in 2003 for his services to nature conservation. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Swansea and an honorary D.Sc. from the University of Roehampton. He is a Fellow of Session 557, Nature, Health and a New Urban Generation, in 2015.