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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.

Senior Management


    Werner Myburgh

    Chief Executive Officer


    Brad Poole

    Chief Operating Officer


    Kathy Bergs

    Chief Development Officer


    Lize-Mari Lynch

    Chief Financial Officer


    Colin Porteous

    Chief Investment Officer


    Prof Andrew Nambota

    Regional Manager


    Arrie van Wyk

    Senior Project Manager


    Antony Alexander

    Senior Project Manager


    Dr Bartolomeu Soto

    Regional Manager


  • Francois Barnard

    Conservation Finance and Enterprise

  • Siewert Groenewald

    Commercial and Financial Portfolio

  • Marina Faber

    Information Systems

  • Doug Gillings

    Combatting Wildlife Crime

  • Lise-Marie Greeff-Villet


  • Dyan Lee

    Human Resources

  • Peter Leitner

    Project Manager: Limpopo National Park

  • Dr Moscow Marumo

    Community Development

  • Tumelo Matjekane

    Project Manager: Combatting Wildlife Crime

  • Ian Middleton

    Project Manager: Simalaha Community Conservancy, KAZA TFCA

  • Dr Francis Mkanda

    Project Manager: Malawi Zambia TFCA

  • Wayne Brider

    Information and Communication Technology

  • Humphrey Nzima

    Country Representative: Malawi

  • Bernard van Lente

    Project Manager: Zinave National Park

  • Stefan van Zyl

    Project Systems and Compliance Manager

Honorary Patrons

  • President Hage Geingob


  • President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera


  • His Majesty King Letsie III


  • President JoĂŁo Lourenço


  • His Majesty King Mswati III


  • President Filipe Nyusi


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 EN Isdell


  • Mr A Hoffmann


  • Prof. A Leiman

  • Mr JS Loftie-Eaton

  • Drs JHW Loudon

    (The Netherlands)

  • Ms LM Lynch

  • Mr M Msimang

  • Dr FE Raimondo

  • Ms CC Rupert

  • Mr DF Strietman

    (The Netherlands)

  • Mr JG Swiegers

  • Mr P van der Poel

  • Senior Chief Inyambo Yeta


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 Patrick Matanda

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

  • Mr Brighton Kumchedwa

    Director, National Parks and Wildlife, Malawi

  • Ms Skumsa Mancotywa

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

  • Dr Themba Mhlongo

    Deputy Executive Secretary, Regional Integration, SADC Secretariat

  • Mr Fundisile Mketeni

    Chief Executive Officer, South African National Parks, South Africa

  • Mr Colgar Sikopo

    Director, Directorate of Regional Services and Parks Management, Namibia

  • Mr Emmanuel Dlamini

    Principal Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, eSwatini

  • Dr Cliff Dlamini

    Chief Executive Officer, eSwatini National Trust Commission, eSwatini

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