Mike Gill is the Director of NatureServe’s Biodiversity Indicators Program, an Honorary Fellow of UN Environment’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and the former Co-Chair of the Group on Earth Observations – Biodiversity Observation Network. For the past three decades, Mike has led the design and implementation of user-driven and results-oriented biodiversity conservation, research, and monitoring programs. These programs have spanned the planet and have involved partnerships with aboriginal, national and sub-national governments, academia, industry and NGOs. Mike has advised multiple governments, senior officials, and Environment Ministers on biodiversity conservation policy and published over 60 scientific publications. His current work focuses on the design and implementation of biodiversity monitoring and reporting systems in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, the Tropical-Andes, sub-Saharan Africa and the Arctic.