Jonathan Manley was elected to the board in 2017 and has been a Lifetime Member with Friends of Bosque del Apache since 2015. He serves on the Friends Fundraising Committee. Jonathan fell in love with Bosque del Apache on his first visit here 16 years ago, and although he lives in Maidenhead, UK, he has returned to the refuge seven times since 2002. Jonathan and his wife Tina increasingly split their time between the UK and the USA; he is experienced and able to participate with the Friends via teleconference and email.
He is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and a member of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in the UK. Jonathan is creating transatlantic links between Friends of Bosque del Apache and other organizations that protect wetlands, sharing best practices and collaborating wherever possible. Jonathan is also a long-time sponsor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Ithaca, NY) and is leading our efforts to maximize the value of that relationship. In Jonathan’s professional career, he has held a number of IT leadership positions, both as a consultant (partner at Ernst & Young and at Gemini Consulting) and in corporate roles (Universal Music, Lufthansa, Estee Lauder, the John Lewis Partnership, and most recently at Harrods). Currently, he is chair of a digital transformation start-up and a non-executive director of the global technology provider K3 Business Technology Group.