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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.

Honorary Patrons

  • President Hage Geingob


  • President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera


  • His Majesty King Letsie III


  • President João 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


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


  • Siewert Groenewald

    Commercial and Financial Portfolio

  • Francois Barnard

    Conservation Finance and Enterprise

  • Marina Faber

    Information Systems

  • Doug Gillings

    Combatting Wildlife Crime

  • Lise-Marie Greeff-Villet


  • Dyan Lee

    Human Resources

  • Peter Leitner

    Project Manager: Limpopo National Park

  • 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

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

  • Mr Teofilus Nghitila

    Executive Director, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia

  • Dr Auxilia Bupe Ponga

    Permanent Secretary, Ministry  of Tourism and Arts, Zambia

  • Mr Hlobsile Sikhosana

    Acting CEO, Eswatini National Trust Commission, Botswana

  • Mr Colgar Sikopo

    Director, Directorate of Regional Services and Parks Management, Namibia

  • Dr Chuma Simukonda 

    Director, Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Zambia

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