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.
Director of Operations
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
Regional Technical Advisor
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.
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 was previously Head of Communications at Stop Ivory and continues to work to build strong partnerships that address the balance between Africa’s development and its conservation priorities.
Conservation Programme Manager
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.
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.