Meet the EPI Implementation Board

  Kumara Wakjira   Chair   Director General of the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority, Government of Ethiopia.

Kumara Wakjira Chair

Director General of the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority, Government of Ethiopia.

  Felix Monggae   Vice-Chair   Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Natural Resource Conservation and Tourism, Government of Botswana.

Felix Monggae Vice-Chair

Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Natural Resource Conservation and Tourism, Government of Botswana.

  Prof. Lee White CBE   Vice-Chair   Executive Secretary, Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux, Government of Gabon.

Prof. Lee White CBE Vice-Chair

Executive Secretary, Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux, Government of Gabon.

 
  Dr. Aloyce Nzuki   Board Member   Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Wildlife and Tourism

Dr. Aloyce Nzuki Board Member

Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Wildlife and Tourism

  Dr. Dolmia Malachie   Board Member   General Inspector in Charge of Environment, Government of Chad.

Dr. Dolmia Malachie Board Member

General Inspector in Charge of Environment, Government of Chad.

 

Meet the EPI Secretariat team

  John Stephenson   Co-Secretariat of the EPI, CEO of Stop Ivory   John is a former senior diplomat with significant experience in international and multi-lateral relations. He has worked extensively in Africa, an experience which stimulated an abiding passion for conservation.

John Stephenson Co-Secretariat of the EPI, CEO of Stop Ivory

John is a former senior diplomat with significant experience in international and multi-lateral relations. He has worked extensively in Africa, an experience which stimulated an abiding passion for conservation.

  Keith Roberts   Co-Secretariat of the EPI, Conservation International   For more than 22 years, Keith has worked across Africa, and in Thailand, leading and training anti-poaching units, advising countries on wildlife law enforcement policies and strategies; and providing strategic guidance to governments and organised crime agencies on how to address wildlife trafficking.

Keith Roberts Co-Secretariat of the EPI, Conservation International

For more than 22 years, Keith has worked across Africa, and in Thailand, leading and training anti-poaching units, advising countries on wildlife law enforcement policies and strategies; and providing strategic guidance to governments and organised crime agencies on how to address wildlife trafficking.

  Dr. Winnie Kiiru  EPI  Senior Technical Advisor   Winnie is a well known wildlife biologist who has been working to protect Kenya’s wildlife for 20 years. Winnie previously served as the regional representative of the UK based charity, Born Free Foundation and as a Trustee of Kenya Wildlife Service.

Dr. Winnie Kiiru EPI Senior Technical Advisor

Winnie is a well known wildlife biologist who has been working to protect Kenya’s wildlife for 20 years. Winnie previously served as the regional representative of the UK based charity, Born Free Foundation and as a Trustee of Kenya Wildlife Service.

 
  Dr. Hugo Jachmann     NEAP Coordinator   Hugo is a wildlife ecologist with a Ph.D. in elephant ecology and more than 35 years of experience with wildlife research, management and law enforcement. Hugo’s last long-term posting was with the Netherlands Development Organisation in Ghana, seconded to the Wildlife Division as Senior Technical Advisor wildlife management.

Dr. Hugo Jachmann NEAP Coordinator

Hugo is a wildlife ecologist with a Ph.D. in elephant ecology and more than 35 years of experience with wildlife research, management and law enforcement. Hugo’s last long-term posting was with the Netherlands Development Organisation in Ghana, seconded to the Wildlife Division as Senior Technical Advisor wildlife management.

  Dr. Dolmia Malachie   Technical Advisor   Dolmia- also a Board Member, see above- has a Ph.D. in African elephant ecology. He has 26 years of wide-ranging experience in conservation policy and strategy, as well as program management. Dolmia mainly works for the Chadian Government, but also collaborates with various international institutions and NGOs.

Dr. Dolmia Malachie Technical Advisor

Dolmia- also a Board Member, see above- has a Ph.D. in African elephant ecology. He has 26 years of wide-ranging experience in conservation policy and strategy, as well as program management. Dolmia mainly works for the Chadian Government, but also collaborates with various international institutions and NGOs.

  Ruth Musgrave   Technical Director for Stockpile Management   Ruth has a Masters in Conservation and over 15 years experience working in conservation. She worked with WCS in Gabon and Tanzania for over 12 years, in a variety of roles predominately focused on elephants and supporting law enforcement.

Ruth Musgrave Technical Director for Stockpile Management

Ruth has a Masters in Conservation and over 15 years experience working in conservation. She worked with WCS in Gabon and Tanzania for over 12 years, in a variety of roles predominately focused on elephants and supporting law enforcement.

 
  Barnaby Phillips   Director of Communications   Barnaby spent 15 years at the BBC reporting from Africa. He was based in Mozambique, Angola, Nigeria and South Africa. In 2006 he joined Al Jazeera English, reporting from around the world. After 27 years in journalism, Barnaby joined the EPI in 2018. He’s excited at the opportunity to try and influence events, having spent so long reporting on them.

Barnaby Phillips Director of Communications

Barnaby spent 15 years at the BBC reporting from Africa. He was based in Mozambique, Angola, Nigeria and South Africa. In 2006 he joined Al Jazeera English, reporting from around the world. After 27 years in journalism, Barnaby joined the EPI in 2018. He’s excited at the opportunity to try and influence events, having spent so long reporting on them.

 
  Alice Railton   Operations Manager   After studying the politics of sub-Saharan Africa at the University of Bristol, Alice worked in brand communications and strategy for international clients including Heineken, Coca Cola and Unilever. Following this she joined a social enterprise to build a business framework to address human-elephant conflict through community livelihoods, as well as managing licensing initiatives for the Maasai tribe.

Alice Railton Operations Manager

After studying the politics of sub-Saharan Africa at the University of Bristol, Alice worked in brand communications and strategy for international clients including Heineken, Coca Cola and Unilever. Following this she joined a social enterprise to build a business framework to address human-elephant conflict through community livelihoods, as well as managing licensing initiatives for the Maasai tribe.

  Sophie Ledger   Conservation Programme Manager   Sophie is a conservation biologist with a particular interest in African wildlife and conservation. She has an MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity and an MbyRes in Wildlife Disease Management and has worked at London's Natural History Museum, the Zoological Society of London and the Food and Environment Research Agency.

Sophie Ledger Conservation Programme Manager

Sophie is a conservation biologist with a particular interest in African wildlife and conservation. She has an MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity and an MbyRes in Wildlife Disease Management and has worked at London's Natural History Museum, the Zoological Society of London and the Food and Environment Research Agency.

  Kiprotich Biwott   Inventory & Technology Lead   With a background in Applied Computer Science, Kiprotich is based in Kenya as a senior project manager for Bityarn Consult, with experience implementing information systems for wildlife protection, including the EPI’s ivory Stockpile Management System.

Kiprotich Biwott Inventory & Technology Lead

With a background in Applied Computer Science, Kiprotich is based in Kenya as a senior project manager for Bityarn Consult, with experience implementing information systems for wildlife protection, including the EPI’s ivory Stockpile Management System.