Staff

Sean Southey

Chief Executive Officer

Sean is deeply committed to community empowerment and using creative media to facilitate powerful social change. A resourceful manager with over 25 years of experience in the development and communications field, he has spent the last seven years leading PCI Media Impact’s growing portfolio of Entertainment-Education, Environment, Social Justice and Health programs that now span over 30 countries.

In 2016, Sean was elected as the Chair for IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication. His work as CEO of PCI Media Impact provides him the perfect synergy between IUCN CEC and PCI Media Impact, uniting innovative communication and education tools to communicate critical biodiversity research and implementation. From the Caribbean to Laos and across Africa, PCI Media Impact is sharing stories on empowerment, climate change and biodiversity conservation for a more sustainable planet. He is a true believer in the transformative power of storytelling and education in effecting behavior change. He also sees the immense potential within community networks to amplify this behavior change and influence policies at different levels.

With a multi-sector background, Sean spent 12 years with the United Nations Development Programme, 5 years with the Canadian government and 3 years working with other international non-government organizations such as ICLEI (Secretary General) and Rare (Vice-President).

Sean is a dual Canadian and South African citizen and has lived, worked and travelled in over 80 countries. He holds a MSC from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from University of British Columbia, and has a wonderful daughter, Safia.