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.
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.
Jake Thomson - Chair
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.
Sam is a trained corporate lawyer who has invested in frontier emerging markets for over a decade, including into large scale conservation initiatives across sub-Saharan Africa. He founded and runs a family office investment and advisory platform based in Washington DC.
Having completed an economics degree, Kaytie began her marketing career at IFAW and then the NFTS, before moving to BSkyB in 1999. In 2014 she moved to IWCT, where she now runs projects to support the dogs of the Philippines and through this she began working with GAWPT in 2017 to provide administrative support, before becoming Treasurer in 2022.