John Tanzer joined WWF International in 2012 as the Director of the Global Marine Program. He was then appointed as the Leader of the WWF Oceans Practice in 2016. His responsibilities include the development and implementation of a new global oceans strategy. Throughout his career, he has worked in a number of areas of natural resource management and policy. Between 2000-2012, he worked with WWF and The Nature Conservancy to assist with the development of the Coral Triangle Initiative.