Beth Thoren was appointed as ClientEarth’s Deputy CEO in September 2016. As Deputy CEO, Beth brings her wealth of experience in fundraising, communications and business - along with her passion for the environment - to ClientEarth’s management team in what is a crucial period for ClientEarth’s growth.


Beth spent four years at the RSPB as Director of Fundraising and Communications. A passionate advocate for nature, Beth took a sabbatical to join the crew of Sea Shepherd on their campaign ship in the southern ocean before joining the RSPB. There, she transformed perceptions of the RSPB, ensuring that public and financial support for the organisation grew substantially, and leading significant change within the organisation. Beth was Director of Communications at Digital UK which led the switchover from analogue to digital transmission, and before that was Head of Digital Marketing at the BBC.


Beth grew up in Tokyo and did her first degree in engineering, followed by a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Such an innovative use of law to stand up for the natural world on which people and wildlife depend is unique within Europe.