Ms. Olivia Scholtz joined the HCV Network after many years of managing landscape-level conservation projects mostly in Africa, but also in South America and Australia. She is an expert in wildlife protection and monitoring and brought these skills to recent HCV assessments she contributed to in Central Africa. Before formally joining the Secretariat team, Olivia supported the HCV Network with HCV-HCSA assessment training for Licensed Assessors and as a member of the ALS Quality Panel. Olivia's projects will focus on working with Standards to adopt and implement the HCV Approach, while also providing technical input on tools for HCV Identification, Management and Monitoring, and ongoing support to quality assurance. Olivia has a Master and PhD in Tropical Ecology from the Natural History Museum, Imperial College and Plymouth University. Olivia is based in France and speaks English and French.