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ORKCA innovates on traditional conservation approaches towards a community-driven, tech-empowered, and financially self-sufficient model.

"Large conservation programs, like new scientific disciplines, start with a heroic age. A few individuals push forward, risking failure and harm to their own security and reputations. They have a dream that does not fit the norm. They accept long hours, personal expense, nagging uncertainty, and rejection. When they succeed, their idiosyncratic views become the new normal. Their individual stories are then rightfully seen as epics. They become part of environmental history."

Vision

A vast connected and rewilded conservation landscape representative of the unique Orange River – Karoo ecosystem with free-roaming wildlife that benefits all stakeholders.

 

Mission

To restore and rewild the Orange-River Karoo landscape by ecologically weaving Namibia and South Africa together into a balanced, functional ecosystem.

Leadership Team

Andreia Pawel

Andreia Pawel, CEO

Andreia’s origins are from Brazil, and she grew up in England where she became a British Fencing Champion. Andreia’s fascination for primates and itch for cultural immersions took her to field experience in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Brazil, and Kenya. Andreia completed an MSc in Primatology & Conservation at The Durrell Institute of Conservation Ecology and then became a conservation entrepreneur. Alongside that, Andreia’s thesis on environmental education led to work in Tanzania where she directed and produced an award-winning environmental education film shown at the Sondrio Wildlife Film Festival.

Andreia co-founded Oana Namibia and led as the CEO, one of Namibia’s leading adventure tourism organizations which has now closed.

Andreia also co-founded Oana Community Foundation, a non-profit organization in Southern Namibia. Andreia, alongside her business partner Ed, has gained experience in landscape restoration through the process of rewilding Kum Kum Reserve, one of the founding members to join ORKCA.

Ed Barthorp

REd Barthorp, Head of Innovation and Strategy

Ed grew up in the Cotswolds of the UK, where he enjoyed the countryside upbringing yet always had one eye on the wilds of Africa. Ed found his feet in Kenya ten years ago with involvement in projects with Northern Rangelands Trust, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Loisaba Conservancy.

Ed then moved to work for the Tanzania People and Wildlife Fund before completing an MSc in Conservation and Business at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology.

Ed has been in southern Namibia for the past six years co-founding the adventure-conservation expedition company, Oana Namibia, whilst concurrently co-founding the non-profit Oana Community Foundation. Ed’s passion lies in landscape conservation, big ideas, creative and original tourism and rewilding. He is an avid explorer, surfer, mountaineer and horticulturist.

Alton Tsowaweb

Alton Tsowaseb, Community Program Officer
A day in the life

Growing up in a conservancy in the Erongo region of northern central Namibia, Alton has always been passionate about conservation and the part people and their communities can play in preserving nature. He holds a National Diploma in Natural Resources Management from the Polytechnic of Namibia and a Bachelor of Natural Resource Management (Honours), from the Namibian University of Science and Technology, which, coupled with stints in the mining sector, environmental education, water resources management and community conservation, has given him a wealth of diverse experience in various aspects of conservation.

Key work positions include a Conservancy Leadership internship program with NACSO, (The Namibian Association of Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Support Organisations), the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Land Reform in the Geohydrology Division as a Hydrological Technician and Namibia’s Integrated Natural Resources Management as a Cluster Coordinator, supporting five communal conservancies with various aspects of Natural Resources management and development. As ORKCA’s Community Program Officer he is thrilled to get back to sitting around a campfire with community leaders and discussing the realities they face, and together looking at potential solutions. His hope is that local communities realise the potential they possess to uplift livelihoods through conservation-led enterprises. In between Alton loves cooking and playing chess, and spends time birdwatching as often as he can.

Andreia Pawel

Andreia Pawel, CEO

Andreia’s origins are from Brazil, and she grew up in England where she became a British Fencing Champion. Andreia’s fascination for primates and itch for cultural immersions took her to field experience in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Brazil, and Kenya. Andreia completed an MSc in Primatology & Conservation at The Durrell Institute of Conservation Ecology and then became a conservation entrepreneur. Alongside that, Andreia’s thesis on environmental education led to work in Tanzania where she directed and produced an award-winning environmental education film shown at the Sondrio Wildlife Film Festival.

Andreia co-founded Oana Namibia and led as the CEO, one of Namibia’s leading adventure tourism organizations which has now closed.

Andreia also co-founded Oana Community Foundation, a non-profit organization in Southern Namibia. Andreia, alongside her business partner Ed, has gained experience in landscape restoration through the process of rewilding Kum Kum Reserve, one of the founding members to join ORKCA.

Ed Barthorp

Ed Barthorp, Head of Innovation and Strategy

Ed grew up in the Cotswolds of the UK, where he enjoyed the countryside upbringing yet always had one eye on the wilds of Africa. Ed found his feet in Kenya ten years ago with involvement in projects with Northern Rangelands Trust, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Loisaba Conservancy.

Ed then moved to work for the Tanzania People and Wildlife Fund before completing an MSc in Conservation and Business at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology. Ed has been in southern Namibia for the past six years co-founding the adventure-conservation expedition company, Oana Namibia, whilst concurrently co-founding the non-profit Oana Community Foundation. Ed’s passion lies in landscape conservation, big ideas, creative and original tourism and rewilding. He is an avid explorer, surfer, mountaineer and horticulturist.

Alton Tsowaweb

Alton Tsowaseb, Community Program Officer
A day in the life

Growing up in a conservancy in the Erongo region of northern central Namibia, Alton has always been passionate about conservation and the part people and their communities can play in preserving nature. He holds a National Diploma in Natural Resources Management from the Polytechnic of Namibia and a Bachelor of Natural Resource Management (Honours), from the Namibian University of Science and Technology, which, coupled with stints in the mining sector, environmental education, water resources management and community conservation, has given him a wealth of diverse experience in various aspects of conservation.

Key work positions include a Conservancy Leadership internship program with NACSO, (The Namibian Association of Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Support Organisations), the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Land Reform in the Geohydrology Division as a Hydrological Technician and Namibia’s Integrated Natural Resources Management as a Cluster Coordinator, supporting five communal conservancies with various aspects of Natural Resources management and development. As ORKCA’s Community Program Officer he is thrilled to get back to sitting around a campfire with community leaders and discussing the realities they face, and together looking at potential solutions. His hope is that local communities realise the potential they possess to uplift livelihoods through conservation-led enterprises. In between Alton loves cooking and playing chess, and spends time birdwatching as often as he can.

Jannie

Jannie Van de Merwe, Reserve Manager
A day in the life

Jannie is Namibian born and raised, and his love of the land comes from growing up on a farm in southern Namibia among a community passionate about their country and life in the bush. With an honours degree in hydrology and geohydrology from the Northwest-University Potchefstroom (NWU) South Africa and also a B.Sc. in Geology and Geography, he worked as an environmental scientist with Geo Pollution Technologies Namibia, specialising in geohydrology, geology and hydrology.

In a region regularly facing drought and the impacts of climate change, his experience in groundwater and soil monitoring and sampling, geophysics (borehole siting), hydrocensus studies and groundwater specialist studies is invaluable and will help ORKCA’s rewilding and conservation work in the future. Jannie is not only our Assistant Reserve Manager, he personally works his own farm nearby and daily faces the same challenges as our reserve neighbours, bringing a unique insider perspective and making him the perfect reserve liaison. When not on the reserve Jannie will still always be found outdoors, hunting, fishing and perfecting his newfound interest in locating and identifying wildlife tracks.

Jannie

Jannie Van de Merwe, Reserve Manager
A day in the life

Jannie is Namibian born and raised, and his love of the land comes from growing up on a farm in southern Namibia among a community passionate about their country and life in the bush. With an honours degree in hydrology and geohydrology from the Northwest-University Potchefstroom (NWU) South Africa and also a B.Sc. in Geology and Geography, he worked as an environmental scientist with Geo Pollution Technologies Namibia, specialising in geohydrology, geology and hydrology.

In a region regularly facing drought and the impacts of climate change, his experience in groundwater and soil monitoring and sampling, geophysics (borehole siting), hydrocensus studies and groundwater specialist studies is invaluable and will help ORKCA’s rewilding and conservation work in the future. Jannie is not only our Assistant Reserve Manager, he personally works his own farm nearby and daily faces the same challenges as our reserve neighbours, bringing a unique insider perspective and making him the perfect reserve liaison. When not on the reserve Jannie will still always be found outdoors, hunting, fishing and perfecting his newfound interest in locating and identifying wildlife tracks.

Emma Louise Grover

Emma Louise Grover, Brand Manager

Emma Louise - an advocate for community engagement and storytelling, born in Cape Town, South Africa. Emma’s global travels laid the groundwork for her curiosity in the way people engage with their landscape. Inspired by this curiosity, Emma pursued studies in Anthropology and Psychology at The University of Cape Town and Rhodes University, acquiring an understanding of the threads that bind societies together.

Beyond her passion for community agency building, Emma’s professional experience includes roles where she has led teams in dynamic environments. Her previous position as Head of Content Development at Rewire Trauma Therapy gave her experience in key areas such as heading the copywriting, content development, and communications teams. Having been part of her previous company from its inception, Emma brings organizational, writing, and communication skills to the table. 

Emma brings hands-on experience in community agency building and sustainability, having actively contributed to organizations- the most recent being the Bulungula Incubator in Bulungula, South Africa, where she worked alongside the community in creating sustainable and empowering initiatives. Emma’s commitment to fostering meaningful change is not just a vocation but a calling.

Faizel Uaendere

Faizel Uaendere, Interim Head of Finance

Faizel is an entrepreneur within the financial and tax advisory space with a keen interest in nature and the environment. This stems from his upbringing in a small village close to the town of Okakarara which is approximately 294km northeast of Windhoek.

“From humble beginnings as a village boy to completing my tertiary education in Cape Town South Africa in the early 2000’s, I set up my company, Don Consulting Services, in 2011.” Faizel provides various services to Non-Profit Organisations to ensure they remain compliant with the laws & regulations of the country and respective donor and grant agreements.

Emma Louise Grover

Emma Louise Grover, Brand Manager

Emma Louise - an advocate for community engagement and storytelling, born in Cape Town, South Africa. Emma’s global travels laid the groundwork for her curiosity in the way people engage with their landscape. Inspired by this curiosity, Emma pursued studies in Anthropology and Psychology at The University of Cape Town and Rhodes University, acquiring an understanding of the threads that bind societies together.

Beyond her passion for community agency building, Emma’s professional experience includes roles where she has led teams in dynamic environments. Her previous position as Head of Content Development at Rewire Trauma Therapy gave her experience in key areas such as heading the copywriting, content development, and communications teams. Having been part of her previous company from its inception, Emma brings organizational, writing, and communication skills to the table. 

Emma brings hands-on experience in community agency building and sustainability, having actively contributed to organizations- the most recent being the Bulungula Incubator in Bulungula, South Africa, where she worked alongside the community in creating sustainable and empowering initiatives. Emma’s commitment to fostering meaningful change is not just a vocation but a calling.

Faizel Uaendere

Faizel Uaendere, Interim Head of Finance

Faizel is an entrepreneur within the financial and tax advisory space with a keen interest in nature and the environment. This stems from his upbringing in a small village close to the town of Okakarara which is approximately 294km northeast of Windhoek.

“From humble beginnings as a village boy to completing my tertiary education in Cape Town South Africa in the early 2000’s, I set up my company, Don Consulting Services, in 2011.” Faizel provides various services to Non-Profit Organisations to ensure they remain compliant with the laws & regulations of the country and respective donor and grant agreements.

Lorentha Haraes

Lorentha Haraes, Project Coordinator

Lorentha Haraes is a native of the scenic town of Swakopmund on Namibia's west coast. Her roots trace back to the North West region of Namibia, where her family has deep ties to the land. From a young age, Lorentha's fascination with conservation was ignited by the rich beauty of nature that surrounded her. She witnessed firsthand the symbiotic relationship between the community and the conservation efforts that sustained them and this sparked her interest in safeguarding her country's natural heritage.

Lorentha Haraes is a purpose-driven individual with a wealth of experience and an academic foundation in Natural Resource Management from the Namibian University of Science and Technology. She has dedicated her career to restoration ecology and biodiversity conservation.

Throughout her career, Lorentha has held various positions, including Conservation Manager at Mokolodi Nature Reserve in Botswana, where she led efforts in wildlife census, vegetation assessments, and reserve management. Prior to this, she served as a Spatial Ecologist and postgraduate intern, contributing to wildlife census and scientific reports with organizations like Namibian Chamber of Environment and Bushskies Aerial Photography.

Lorentha’s dedication to conservation extends beyond her professional roles. She has actively engaged in environmental education and research, including projects focused on the restoration ecology of the Namib Desert and the impact of off-road vehicle tracks on lichen and invertebrate communities.

As a Biology teacher with the Ministry of Education, Lorentha imparted knowledge and inspired students before pursuing further studies to deepen her expertise in conservation.

Lorentha is passionate about landscape conservation, innovative tourism, and rewilding initiatives.

Willie Boonzaaier

Willie Boonzaaier, Interim Operations Officer

Willie Boonzaaier has a financial background, initially embarking on his career path as an accountant. Over the span of 43 years, he has accrued extensive practical experience across diverse domains including wildlife conservation, ecotourism, community-based natural resource management, and biodiversity preservation, alongside planning, development, and management of protected areas.

Willie furthered his studies during the later years of his career by completing a bachelor’s degree in 2009 and a master’s degree in project management in 2011. His career trajectory has seen him deeply involved in the conceptualization, execution, and oversight of various projects spanning Southern Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Notable endeavors include his pivotal role in renowned conservation sites such as the Pilanesberg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa.

Among his achievements, Willie led the development of a comprehensive management plan for the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve, facilitating its UNESCO application from 2012 to 2015. He also spearheaded initiatives like the formulation and implementation of new tourism concessioning policies in Namibia (2013 – 2016) and the attraction of ecotourism developments into Namibian Parks and Conservancies during the same period. Noteworthy feasibility assessments and plans conducted by him include those for the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan (2016), the Fish River Canyon View Point Area in Ai-Ais Hot Springs Game Reserve in Namibia (2016), and the Chobe-Zambezi Floodplain Complex in Namibia (2016).

Willie’s contributions extend to strategic planning documents such as the Tourism Development Plan for Tsau //Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park (2017), and his involvement in initiatives like the Namibian North-Eastern Parks Tourism Development Plan (2019) and the Ombonde- and Hoanib People’s Parks in Namibia (2023). Notably, he provided assistance to the royal family in Abu Dhabi in establishing a forest management company during 2007 and 2008.

From 2017 to 2023, Willie served as the Programme Director for Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation, the largest community-based natural resource management NGO in Namibia, before transitioning back to full-time consulting.

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Cienna, Game Guard & Permaculture Specialist

Cienna is from Ubib, a small village in the Karas region. Cienna is fascinated with plants and has run the indigenous tree nursery on ORKCA for the last two years. Cienna manages all the waterpoints on the reserve, grades the tracks and boreholes. Cienna is incredibly handy at fixing things, he maintains all the vehicles. Cienna’s particular interest in medicinal plants, spending time with him in the bush is like downloading a botanical encyclopedia, he knows all the properties of all the plants.

Angelina

Angelina, Housekeeper & Hostess ORKCA HeadQuarters

Angelina has been with us for the last five years. Angelina, engages with visitors and teaches them how to make traditional jewelry out of beads. Angelina also leads traditional cooking workshops, baking bread underground. Angelina led a community project using solar ovens to bake and to cook soup to feed the local soup kitchen.

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Julian Jarr, Field Ranger

Julian is from Warmbad. Julian stays on ORKCA HQ during the week as he tirelessly oversees the farm's water systems. Additionally, Julian is the go-to person for fence maintenance and removals, and maintaining the vehicle tracks within the reserve. In addition to his efforts on the farm, Julian also dedicates time to nurturing the ORKCA vegetable garden and tending to the indigenous tree bank nursery, showcasing his interest in sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation, with the tree bank nursery serving as an important project for future carbon sequestration efforts. In his off time, Julian relishes watching rugby and immersing himself in the excitement of the sport when he can.

Lorentha Haraes

Lorentha Haraes, Project Coordinator

Lorentha Haraes is a native of the scenic town of Swakopmund on Namibia's west coast. Her roots trace back to the North West region of Namibia, where her family has deep ties to the land. From a young age, Lorentha's fascination with conservation was ignited by the rich beauty of nature that surrounded her. She witnessed firsthand the symbiotic relationship between the community and the conservation efforts that sustained them and this sparked her interest in safeguarding her country's natural heritage.

Lorentha Haraes is a purpose-driven individual with a wealth of experience and an academic foundation in Natural Resource Management from the Namibian University of Science and Technology. She has dedicated her career to restoration ecology and biodiversity conservation.

Throughout her career, Lorentha has held various positions, including Conservation Manager at Mokolodi Nature Reserve in Botswana, where she led efforts in wildlife census, vegetation assessments, and reserve management. Prior to this, she served as a Spatial Ecologist and postgraduate intern, contributing to wildlife census and scientific reports with organizations like Namibian Chamber of Environment and Bushskies Aerial Photography.

Lorentha’s dedication to conservation extends beyond her professional roles. She has actively engaged in environmental education and research, including projects focused on the restoration ecology of the Namib Desert and the impact of off-road vehicle tracks on lichen and invertebrate communities.

As a Biology teacher with the Ministry of Education, Lorentha imparted knowledge and inspired students before pursuing further studies to deepen her expertise in conservation.

Lorentha is passionate about landscape conservation, innovative tourism, and rewilding initiatives.

Willie Boonzaaier

Willie Boonzaaier, Interim Operations Officer

Willie Boonzaaier has a financial background, initially embarking on his career path as an accountant. Over the span of 43 years, he has accrued extensive practical experience across diverse domains including wildlife conservation, ecotourism, community-based natural resource management, and biodiversity preservation, alongside planning, development, and management of protected areas.

Willie furthered his studies during the later years of his career by completing a bachelor’s degree in 2009 and a master’s degree in project management in 2011. His career trajectory has seen him deeply involved in the conceptualization, execution, and oversight of various projects spanning Southern Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Notable endeavors include his pivotal role in renowned conservation sites such as the Pilanesberg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa.

Among his achievements, Willie led the development of a comprehensive management plan for the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve, facilitating its UNESCO application from 2012 to 2015. He also spearheaded initiatives like the formulation and implementation of new tourism concessioning policies in Namibia (2013 – 2016) and the attraction of ecotourism developments into Namibian Parks and Conservancies during the same period. Noteworthy feasibility assessments and plans conducted by him include those for the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan (2016), the Fish River Canyon View Point Area in Ai-Ais Hot Springs Game Reserve in Namibia (2016), and the Chobe-Zambezi Floodplain Complex in Namibia (2016).

Willie’s contributions extend to strategic planning documents such as the Tourism Development Plan for Tsau //Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park (2017), and his involvement in initiatives like the Namibian North-Eastern Parks Tourism Development Plan (2019) and the Ombonde- and Hoanib People’s Parks in Namibia (2023). Notably, he provided assistance to the royal family in Abu Dhabi in establishing a forest management company during 2007 and 2008.

From 2017 to 2023, Willie served as the Programme Director for Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation, the largest community-based natural resource management NGO in Namibia, before transitioning back to full-time consulting.

Cienna 1

Cienna, Game Guard & Permaculture Specialist

Cienna is from Ubib, a small village in the Karas region. Cienna is fascinated with plants and has run the indigenous tree nursery on ORKCA for the last two years. Cienna manages all the waterpoints on the reserve, grades the tracks and boreholes. Cienna is incredibly handy at fixing things, he maintains all the vehicles. Cienna’s particular interest in medicinal plants, spending time with him in the bush is like downloading a botanical encyclopedia, he knows all the properties of all the plants.

Angelina

Angelina, Housekeeper & Hostess ORKCA HeadQuarters

Angelina has been with us for the last five years. Angelina, engages with visitors and teaches them how to make traditional jewelry out of beads. Angelina also leads traditional cooking workshops, baking bread underground. Angelina led a community project using solar ovens to bake and to cook soup to feed the local soup kitchen.

Julian Face by Gary

Julian Jarr, Field Ranger

Julian is from Warmbad. Julian stays on ORKCA HQ during the week as he tirelessly oversees the farm's water systems. Additionally, Julian is the go-to person for fence maintenance and removals, and maintaining the vehicle tracks within the reserve. In addition to his efforts on the farm, Julian also dedicates time to nurturing the ORKCA vegetable garden and tending to the indigenous tree bank nursery, showcasing his interest in sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation, with the tree bank nursery serving as an important project for future carbon sequestration efforts. In his off time, Julian relishes watching rugby and immersing himself in the excitement of the sport when he can.

Board Members

Dr. Greg Stuart-Hill

Dr. Greg Stuart-Hill

Former Conservation Director for WWF-Namibia.

Maxi Louis

Maxi Louis

Director of the Namibian Association of CBNRM (Community-Based Natural Resource Management) Support Organisations (NACSO).

Ronny Dempers

Ronny Dempers

Executive Director Namibia Development Trust (NDT)

Nabot Mbeeli

Nabot Mbeeli

CBNRM (Community-Based Natural Resource Management) Coordinator of Projects at Namibia Nature Foundation

Jonathan Baillie

Prof Jonathan Baillie

Founder & President of Natural State, former Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist of the National Geographic Society and Conservation Director of the Zoological Society of London.

Josephat Mwatotele

Josephat Mwatotele

Business Executive, Social Entrepreneur

Silke Van De Merwe

Silke Van De Merwe

Owner of Mosaic Consulting, a Namibian sustainability strategy consultancy

Sean Gerrity

Sean Gerrity

Founder of American Prairie Reserve (APR)

Shirley Bethune Board Member

Shirley Bethune

Senior Lecturer at Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST), Natural Resource Department

Patrons & Ambassadors

At ORKCA, our mission is fuelled by the commitment and action of our incredible Patrons. These passionate individuals from around the globe embody the spirit of change, actively steering the ORKCA ship towards our shared mission. They are the Doers, the driving force propelling our vision into reality. We are profoundly grateful for this constellation of inspiring individuals whose guidance and support light our path on this ever-challenging journey. Join us in acknowledging and celebrating our invaluable Patrons, the true heartbeat of ORKCA.

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Lisa Yao
Product Strategy Lead, Google

Lisa is drawn to ORKCA’s visionary approach to conservation and rewilding that not only honors nature, but also the long term interaction of communities with the environment. She believes that conservation projects of ORKCA’s ambition and caliber are once-in-a-century and is excited to support ORKCA in bringing its vision to fruition, especially by connecting communities around the world to ORKCA’s cause.

Lisa works on product strategy for Google’s search advertising business based out of San Francisco and previously worked on strategy and consulting for the U.S. National Park Service, World Bank, and a small & medium enterprise investment firm in South Africa. She holds an MBA, Masters in Public Administration in International Development, and Bachelors degree from Harvard University. Lisa is an avid backpacker and bike-packer and love to explore and savor wildernesses around the globe.

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Ben Goldsmith
CEO Menhaden Capital, Financier and Environmentalist

“I am unbelievably excited to be playing a part in ORKCA’s mission to piece back together and restore vibrancy to one of the African continent’s most magical landscapes.”

Ben Goldsmith, an esteemed member of our International Advisory Council, boasts a wealth of expertise in environmental stewardship and sustainable investments. Serving as the Chief Executive of Menhaden Resource Efficiency Plc, a London-listed investment trust dedicated to green-focused initiatives, Ben has been at the forefront of driving change. His previous co-founding role at WHEB Asset Management, emphasizing sustainability, underscores his deep-rooted commitment to environmental causes.

A prominent figure in environmental policy, Ben Goldsmith chairs the UK Conservative Environment Network, wielding influence and fostering collaboration within the realm of conservation. His contributions extend to governance, having served as a Non-Executive Director for the UK Government’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2018 to 2022.

Beyond his executive roles, Ben’s passion for conservation is evident in his founding and chairing of the Conservation Collective, an expanding network dedicated to locally-focused environmental foundations. Complementing this dedication, he serves as a Trustee for the UK Climate Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.

Ben Goldsmith’s multifaceted expertise, leadership, and tireless commitment to environmental sustainability make him an invaluable asset to our council, enriching our mission to drive positive change and preserve our planet for future generations.