Audrey Newman

Audrey Newman

Senior Advisor
Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)

Audrey has more than 25 years of experience creating and implementing strategies in the areas of Conservation, Strategic Planning, Partnership Development, Meeting Design & Facilitation, and Learning & Leadership Networks. Since 2010, she has served as Senior Advisor to the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), where she provides guidance and support on strategy, international partnerships, program implementation, organizational effectiveness, funding, communications and monitoring. Since 2011, she has spearheaded the Hawai`i Green Growth Initiative - a multi-sector collaboration to bring together leaders from clean energy, food security, environment and green jobs to achieve Hawaii’s sustainability goals and be a model for integrated green growth.

In her 20+ years with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Audrey launched, directed and advised a wide variety of conservation initiatives and programs in Hawaii, the Pacific islands, Indonesia, China and globally. As Senior Conversation Advisor for TNC’s Asia Pacific region, she led, facilitated and implemented strategic planning and partnerships, leadership development for TNC and partners, and peer-learning networks to address priority conservation challenges.

She also worked with island partners to develop the Island Biodiversity Programme of Work under the UN Convention for Biological Diversity and to organize the 2010 global invasive species workshop on Helping Islands Adapt.