Since the early 1970s Russel Friedman has been involved in conservation in southern Africa. He was a founder member of the Vulture Study Group, became Southern Africa’s foremost natural history publisher and bookseller and founder of the Wilderness Wildlife Trust.
Andrew Leontsinis has been a director of Bell Dewar since 1988 and specialises in corporate and commercial law. Andrew has been a Trustee of the Wilderness Wildlife Trust since its inception in 1998. Bell Dewar, established in 1890, is an ISO 9001 certified law firm.
Dr. Jennifer Lalley
Dr. Jennifer Lalley has worked in environmental conservation since the mid-1990s through research, consulting and academic lecturing with African, British and American institutions. Originally a recipient of Trust research funds, she joined the Trust as an advisor and then a Trustee in 2007.
Mari dos Santos
Mari dos Santos has been involved in the travel industry since 1977. She joined Wilderness Safaris in 1999 as personal assistant to the CEO and is now fulfilling the role of administrator/secretary for the Wilderness Trust.
Chris, currently Chief Marketing Officer at Wilderness Safaris, began in the ecotourism industry in the mid-1990s, and at Wilderness in 2005. He has a Master’s degree in springbok ecology, (following an Honours degree that evaluated conservation consciousness as related to the Knysna elephants), and is widely published in both academic and popular media.
Ilana has been involved in ecotourism since 1998 and is currently head of the Creative Team at Wilderness Safaris, as well as the company’s editor. She has written and/or edited the Trust Annual Report since its first edition, in 2006