Maxwell is Director of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services Branch at UN Environment. He brings over 15 years of national and international experience in biodiversity, wildlife management and socio-economic development. He has extensive experience with natural resource management in Africa, having worked in various capacities within the Southern Africa Development Community. He also served as part of the UN Environment team which, in response to the multiple global crises of 2008 (fuel, food and financial) commissioned and produced a document titled “Global Green New Deal”, elements of which influenced significant investments in more sustainable industries such as renewable energy within the G20 and more broadly.
Maxwell is also a 2018 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow.