MEET THE TEAM

Board of Trustees

Arend de Haas

Arend de Haas

Trustee, Conservation Director

Arend is a conservation ecologist with +18 years of experience with wildlife and community development projects. His research and field experience areas include primatology, ungulate ecology, nocturnal animals, GIS, biodiversity and vegetation mapping in Africa, Asia and Europe.
David Elliott

David Elliott

Trustee

David Elliott holds a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MBA from Cambridge University. Apart from one of ACF’s Trustees, he is currently Chief Executive Officer for Trees for Cities, a UK-based NGO focused on greening cities across the UK and internationally.
Caroline Bault

Caroline Bault

Trustee

Caroline’s background is in financial services and investments working for large complex international organisations over the past 30 years.  She has a strong interest in both sustainability and social investments.
Louis Nkembi

Louis Nkembi

Trustee

Louis Nkembi has over 20 years of experience in conservation, rural development and community-based approaches. His field experience areas include great apes, forest management, protected area management, education and capacity building.
David Fox

David Fox

Trustee

David grew up in Kenya and is involved in conservation projects there with community-based organisations. He is a qualified lawyer with a wealth of strategic and governance experience having worked for the UK Government for many years.
Joseph Musimbi Tambwe

Joseph Musimbi Tambwe

Trustee

Joseph dedicates himself to nature protection activities by focusing on the well-being of forest communities in the eastern, northern and central provinces of Congo. His work includes the involvement of communities in Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Natur (ICCN).
Laurence Morgan

Laurence Morgan

Trustee

Laurence is Director Restructuring Services at Deloitte and passionate about wildlife and protecting endangered animals, particularly across Africa, and would like to use his financial skills and professional network to make a positive impact for nature.
Terry Harnwell

Terry Harnwell

President

Raised in Africa, and founder of the organisation in the United Kingdom, Terry managed projects in Tanzania. She has 30 years of management and communications experience in Africa, Australia and the UK.

Board of Directors

Arend de Haas

Arend de Haas

Conservation Director

Arend is a conservation ecologist with +18 years of experience with wildlife and community development projects. His research and field experience areas include primatology, ungulate ecology, nocturnal animals, GIS, biodiversity and vegetation mapping in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Terry Harnwell

Terry Harnwell

President

Raised in Africa, and founder of the organisation in the United Kingdom, Terry managed projects in Tanzania. She has 30 years of management and communications experience in Africa, Australia and the UK.

Programme Managers

Mahah Vladimire

Mahah Vladimire

Education Programme Manager

Mahah Vladimire is a conservationist with over 7 years experience in environmental conservation and education. She holds a MSc in Landscape ecology and Nature Conservation. Vladimire has also over the last 3 years been involved in Social Enterprise Development and co-operatives.
Joseph Musimbi Tambwe

Joseph Musimbi Tambwe

Conservation Programme Manager

Joseph dedicates himself to nature protection activities by focusing on the well-being of forest communities in the eastern, northern and central provinces of Congo. His work includes the involvement of communities in Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Natur (ICCN).
Eugene Dongmo Alontsi

Eugene Dongmo Alontsi

GIS Specialist

Eugene is a Cartographer and GIS Expert focusing on the application of GIS, mapping and spatial analysis for conservation and natural resource management. He has a passion for community based conservation as well as for transferring his skills through workshops and his Academic teaching positions at the Universities of Dschang and Buea and the Institut Universitaire de la Côte in Douala.

Honorary Members

Daniel Taylor

Daniel Taylor

Wildlife Artist

Canadian Artist Daniel Taylor is internationally renowned for his expressive portraits and wildlife paintings in oil and acrylic. Daniel is working closely together with the African Conservation Foundation on a project called ArtSavingWildlife which aims to raise awareness and funds for the conservation of Africa’s most endangered species.