Iain Wright is deputy director of general research and development–Integrated Sciences at the International Livestock Research Institute. Previously Wright was program leader, animal science for sustainable productivity and ILRI Director General’s representative in Ethiopia. Within ILRI, he was director of the people livestock and the environment research team, and from 2006 to 2011 he was ILRI’s regional representative for Asia. Prior to joining ILRI he managed a number of research programs at the Macaulay Institute in Scotland, including research on land use change and land use systems and their impacts. From 2003 to 2006 he was Chief Executive of Macaulay Research Consultancy Services Limited, the Macaulay Institute’s knowledge transfer company. Wright has a BSc (agriculture) and a PhD in animal nutrition.