Adrian Phillips is a geographer and a planner. He has worked for the UK government, for UNEP in Kenya, and for IUCN in Switzerland. He was CEO of the UK-based Countryside Commission from 1981 to 1992. From 1994-2000 he was chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and then for four years WCPA vice-chair for World Heritage. In the past twenty-five years he has been a professor at Cardiff University, and served on the boards of many environmental NGOs in the UK. He has written and lectured on landscape issues, nationally and internationally, promoted the idea of Protected Landscapes/Seascapes (Category V protected areas) within IUCN and been an enthusiastic advocate of the European Landscape Convention and WH Cultural Landscapes in the UK and elsewhere.