Mike Gill is the Director of the Biodiversity Indicators Program at NatureServe, 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. Mike’s career has been driven by the strong belief in the fundamental value of high quality and effectively delivered biodiversity data to inform timely conservation actions. 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, books and book chapters. His current work focuses on biodiversity indicator production, data visualization and biodiversity observation network design in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, the Tropical-Andes, sub-Saharan Africa and the Arctic.