Keith Sumption

Chief Veterinary Officer and Leader of the Animal Health Programme at FAO
Director of the Joint Centre for Zoonoses and Anti-Microbial Resistance (CJWZ)

Keith Sumption has worked on disease ecology at the interaction of wildlife, domestic and the environment for more than 30 years. Starting with initial studies on how disease can affect ecosystem balances, he has carried out PhD studies on African Swine Fever in wild and domestic hosts in southern Africa. Then he has worked more than 17 years on the management of epizootic diseases in the wildlife-domestic interface as Secretary for the European Commission for the control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD), based in FAO. He has started his current functions at FAO in Rome since mid-2020.