Gonzalo Castro de la Mata appointed new Inspection Panel member

23 January 2014

In December 2013, Gonzalo Castro de la Mata was appointed as a new member of the Inspection Panel, taking the place of Alf Jerve (see Update 86). The Inspection Panel is a complaints mechanism for people negatively affected by Bank financed projects. With a PhD in ecology Castro de la Mata, a US and Peruvian national, has previously worked at the Bank as a lead environment specialist and at the Bank-hosted Global Environment Facility. He will serve on the panel until 2018. He has been described as “a global leader in the promotion of free market solutions to environmental issues” and serves as chairman to a forest carbon credit company.