Following a career as an officer and helicopter pilot in the British Royal Navy, Dugal has spent the last twenty years based in Asia, establishing conservation and environmental sustainability partnerships between Governments, United Nations agencies, the World Bank, NGOs, Trans National companies and Private Investors.
With a keen interest in Sustainability issues, Dugal established Oxford index, a groundbreaking consultancy that that provides social development and environmental investment risk management to trans national corporations, governments, foundations, multilateral organisations and the NGO sector.
Passionate about the Asian elephant, its plight in the wild and in captivity, Dugal co-founded the Asian elephant conservation charity, elephant family.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. Appointed Director for Partnerships for Sustainable Development in Papua and International Adviser on CSR and Millennium Development Goals in Indonesia
Word Bank – Programme Director – Towards Mining-Conservation Partnerships with the Indonesian Government’s Department of Mines and Energy. Responsible for the design and establishment of sustainable land use planning and management for the mining sector, throughout Indonesia.
Rio Tinto – Strategic adviser on Mining Community Partnership sustainable development initiatives
BP – Strategic adviser on cross-sectoral biodiversity partnerships
Government of the Republic of Indonesia – Adviser on conservation policy development, action plans and cross-sectoral partnerships towards conservation of the Sumatran Elephant and Tiger.
Governor of Aceh Province – Adviser on post Tsunami (1994) recovery action plans and partnerships towards sustainable development
Fauna & Flora International – Head of Corporate and Government Affairs, responsible for the development of global partnerships between NGOs, governments, transnational corporations and private foundations.