Anura Sathurusinghe is an expert on forestry and biodiversity. He has held many high-ranking positions within the Forest Department, most recently as its Chief Executive, the Conservator General of Forests, from 2013 to 2019. He has been Conservator of Forests and Head of the Forest Department Research and Education Division from 2003 to 2014, Deputy Conservator of Forests from 1993 to 2003, and Assistant Conservator of Forests from 1982 to 1993. Furthermore, he has been Chair of the Asia Pacific Forestry Commission, National Programme Director for Sri Lanka's UN-REDD Programme, and member of several advisory committees and expert panels. In addition to his work at SLYCAN Trust, he is currently also the Project Director for the World Bank's Ecosystem Conservation and Management Project in Sri Lanka, Consultant and Technical Advisor to UNDP in Sri Lanka, and Project Appraiser for the Asia Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management. He has published numerous works on forestry, is head of the Editorial Board of the Sri Lanka Forester, and a board member of several institutes at the University of Peradeniya.