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”.
Jasmine studied at the University of Exeter and the College of Law before joining Stop Ivory in 2013. She has a longstanding interest in the illegal wildlife trade and a passion for travel and people. Her expertise in management, writing and research are critical to the team and its work.
Dr. Winnie Kiiru
Head of Range State Liaison
Winnie is a well known wildlife biologist who has been working to protect Kenya’s wildlife for the last 20 years. Winnie Kiiru previously served as the regional representative of the UK based charity, Born Free Foundation and as a Trustee of Kenya Wildlife Service.
Head of Communications
Beatrice is a strategic communications specialist with over 20 years experience in African affairs, international development and global campaigns. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Beatrice has worked for international organizations such as Oxfam International, African Wildlife Foundation and the United Nation Children’s Foundation (UNICEF). Passionate about conservation and Africa, Beatrice works to build strong partnerships that address the balance between Africa’s development and its conservation priorities.
Donnamarie is a conservation biologist experienced in policy development and delivering training and projects on illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Central/Eastern Europe. She is seconded to Stop Ivory to manage our programme work and is also the project lead for a UK government funded capacity building programme for law enforcement agencies in Malawi.
Project and Administration Assistant
Sophie is an enthusiastic 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 from the University of Exeter and has gained solid practical and research experience in the sector; working at the Natural History Museum, the Zoological Society of London and the Food and Environment Research Agency.