BobMarshall-Andrews QC - chairman
A practising member of the Bar. Appointed a Recorder of the Midland & Oxford Circuit in 1982 and the Queen's Counsel in 1987. Has been involved in, and supported a number of, conservationist and environmental projects and assisted in the foundation of the Kora Wildlife Preservation Trust. His book "The Palace of Wisdom" published by Hamish Hamilton in 1988.
Commissioned into UK Army before university in 1979. Worked as a marketing analyst in offshore oil construction industry covering West Africa before moving into radio communications. Now working in secure military and Police communications systems.
Installed new Motorola base station and antenna on hill in Mkomazi in 1986 and then a radio telephone system connecting base camp to public telephone system in Moshi a year later.
Author and freelance journalist with a life-long passion for the African bush. Over the past 30 years he has travelled widely throughout Africa, writing travel features and wildlife conservation stories for The Sunday Times, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, BBC Wildlife Magazine and others. During that time he twice visited George Adamson at Kora, and it was then that he also met Tony Fitzjohn for the first time, forging a friendship which has remained to this day. Books on Africa include The Marsh Lions and The Big Cat Diary (with Jonathan Scott), and Roaring at the Dawn. He also edited Battle for the Elephants, by Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamilton, and My Serengeti Years, by Myles Turner.
Born Nyeri, Kenya 1949. Educated Pembroke House and Shrewsbury. Has pursued a business career in electronics, plastics, food, construction and computers. Founder member of the Kora Wildlife Preservation Trust.
Andrew Mortimer - treasurer
Born in 1943, his core career was in international banking and finance. Subsequent roles took him into the management of several diverse companies. His other interests include sports administration particularly rugby union. Now retired, he has been a trustee and treasurer of GAWPT since 1989
Retired surgeon. E African connection mainly Uganda. Visited Mkomazi project in 1996 and was impressed! Has a diploma in Conservation Management. Past trustee of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust (Council Member). Involved with the Guernsey Trust, La Societe Guernesiaise. Trustee of the Sarnia Charitable Trust devoting funds to wildlife charities
Along with fellow Australian Anthony Bourke, took a lion (Christian) to George Adamson for rehabilitation in the Kora National Park in 1970. Christian's successful rehabilitation was the subject of a book "Lion Called Christian" published by William Collins & Sons and subsequently filmed for television documentaries. Active fundraiser.
Educated at Mill Hill School and Kings College London. Retired solicitor and former senior partner of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain and legal adviser to a wide range of businesses and charitable organisations.
Educated at Mill Hill School and Ealing School of Business. Held variety of senior positions in multi-national organisations including Unilever, Mars, PepsiCo and McKinsey. Co-founder of PrecisionIR Inc. (formerly WILink), leading internet centric investor communications firm. Chairman British Pearl Ltd., Old Millhillians Club, Advisory Board Member gust. Network, Berlin and Intellectual Digital Corp. New York.
Along with fellow trustee Astrid Harbord, has produced two documentaries for Mkomazi that have been used in fundraising efforts. Worked in investment management for ten years. MA from Edinburgh University.
Astrid Harbord has a background in PR and property, and currently has her own PR and Events company working with fashion and lifestyle brands. She is a founder of the Lady Garden Foundation, and is on the philanthropy board of the Royal Albert Hall.