Dr. Nikki Chapman has a PhD in Marine Biology and her varied career has included over fifteen years in marine and terrestrial conservation. She has considerable experience in sustainable resource programme management experience in developing countries and has worked in West Africa, Liberia and Guinea managing protected species and forest programmes. She has led the development of projects, mainly focusing on environmental issues and poverty alleviation including climate change mitigation, elephant conservation and sustainable agricultural practices.
A highlight of her career was creating and implementing the framework for the first marine and terrestrial conservation areas on St. Helena Island (South Atlantic). Dr. Chapman works remotely to support the Director of Peace for Conservation by providing specialist advice on programs and organizational development. She had responsibility for reviewing documentation and developing funding proposals spanning the areas of community livelihood, ecological & conservation and ecotourism