Dr. Peter Sherlock Wyse Jackson was born (1955) in Kilkenny, Ireland and is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, with whose botanic gardens he is associated. In 2005 he was appointed Director of the Irish National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin. His father was Robert Wyse Jackson, Bishop of Limerick and Dean of Cashel. His brother Patrick is a Senior Lecturer in Geology and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. In 2010, he was appointed director of Missouri Botanical Garden (http://www.mobot.org) in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. On September 1, 2010, he replaced Dr. Peter Raven as President of the Missouri Botanical Garden.He has written academic papers on plant conservation, botanic gardens and endangered island flora conservation.