The Team

The people of Peace Parks are professionals who have chosen to dedicate their careers to a singular purpose – protecting this breathtaking ecosystem we call Earth.

Be part of something bigger than yourself. This is the shared philosophy that inspires our staff to come to work impassioned and determined every day. Put all of us together in one room, and one would never guess that the diverse collection of number crunchers, tech-heads, storytellers, fundraisers, suits and rugged bushwhackers could find a single purpose. Yet, a deep-found love for the life held within the natural beauty of Africa, binds us together.

Honorary Patrons

  • President João Lourenço


  • His Majesty King Letsie III


  • President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera


  • President Filipe Nyusi


  • President Hage Geingob


  • His Majesty King Mswati III


  • President Hakainde Hichilema


Board of Directors

  • Mr JP Rupert


  • Mr JA Chissano


  • Mr W Myburgh

    (Chief Executive Officer)

  • Mr TA Boardman

  • Mr NN de Villiers

    (Member only)

  • Mr HN Döman

  • Mr A Hoffmann


  • Mr EN Isdell


  • Prof. A Leiman

  • Mr JS Loftie-Eaton

  • Ms LM Lynch

  • Drs JHW Loudon

    (The Netherlands)

  • Mr M Msimang

  • Dr FE Raimondo

  • Ms CC Rupert

  • Mr DF Strietman

    (The Netherlands)

  • Senior Chief Inyambo Yeta


Senior Management


    Werner Myburgh

    Chief Executive Officer


    Carolyn Hutton

    Senior Manager: People Talent and Culture


    Lize-Mari Lynch

    Chief Financial Officer


    Antony Alexander

    Senior Project Manager


    Prof Andrew Nambota

    Regional Manager


    Brad Poole

    Chief Operating Officer


    Colin Porteous

    Chief Investment Officer


    Dr Bartolomeu Soto

    Regional Manager


    Lilian Spijkerman

    Chief Development Officer


  • Lésa Van Rooyen

    Marketing, Communications & Branding

  • Kate Ohlhoff

    Resource Development

  • Wayne Brider

    Information and Communication Technology

  • Siewert Groenewald

    Commercial and Financial Portfolio

  • Ken Maggs

    Counter Poaching Unit Manager

  • Steven Matema

    Community Programme Manager

  • Tumelo Matjekane

    Manager: Combatting Wildlife Crime

  • Humphrey Nzima

    Country Representative: Malawi

  • Bernard van Lente

    Project Manager: Zinave National Park

  • Stefan van Zyl

    Project Systems and Compliance Manager

Advisory Committee

This committee brings together representatives from the wildlife authorities of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states to assist, in an ex officio capacity, with technical advice in the transfrontier conservation process and provide a forum for discussion of cross-border challenges.

  • Mr Stanley Damane

    Director, Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture, Lesotho

  • Mr Isaac D. Katopola

    Principal Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Malawi

  • Mr Brighton Kumchedwa

    Director, National Parks and Wildlife, Malawi

  • Mr Rui Lisboa

    Chairman of the Board, National Agency of the Okavango Region, Angola

  • Ms Skumsa Mancotywa

    Chief Director, Biodiversity and Conservation, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa

  • Dr Fulton Mangwanya

    Director General, Parks & Wildlife Management Authority, Zimbabwe

  • Dr Themba Mhlongo

    Deputy Executive Secretary, Regional Integration, SADC Secretariat

  • Mr Fundisile Mketeni

    Chief Executive Officer, South African National Parks, South Africa

  • Mr Munesushe Munodawafa

    Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Zimbabwe

  • Dr Albertina Nzuzi

    Director General, The National Institute for Biodiversity and Protected Areas, Angola

  • Dr Auxilia Bupe Ponga

    Permanent Secretary, Ministry  of Tourism and Arts, Zambia

  • Mr Teofilus Nghitila

    Executive Director, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia

  • Mr Hlobsile Sikhosana

    Acting CEO, Eswatini National Trust Commission, Eswatini

  • Dr Chuma Simukonda 

    Director, Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Zambia

  • Mr Colgar Sikopo

    Director, Directorate of Regional Services and Parks Management, Namibia

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