My first job after graduating as an ecologist from Leeds University was in Africa – little did I know the importance of this on my life. As the permanent ecologist for Raleigh International in Zimbabwe I set up numerous conservation projects, managed hundreds of volunteers, collated scientific data and wrote many reports. And it was here that I promptly fell in love with the continent.
Since Zimbabwe I have led expeditions to Africa as well as other far flung places, worked for a game capture unit in South Africa and set up conservation and community projects in Swaziland. This led me to setting up my own business organising specialist holidays to the dark continent. I now represent Swaziland here in the UK.
I have also helped set up the first terrestrial protected area in Vanuatu and has completed Action Plans for tourism sites in the Commonwealth of Dominica. I have a passion for conservation and in-depth knowledge about African wildlife and an obsession with giraffe having spent countless hours monitoring these animals and collecting their poo!
About my talks...
They are power point presentations, very visually stimulating, lots of African pictures. Talks can last from 20 minutes to an hour. I supply all of the equipment except a screen.
My fee is negotiable depending upon the size of the audience.
Starting figure is £50 plus modest travelling expenses if more than ten miles from my base in Bristol