Date Employer Job title and Main responsibilities
2013 – 2017 Government of Malawi / Global Environment Facility

Biodiversity and Protected Areas Specialist Technical Advisor on the Shire River Basin Management Program. Protected area management of 6 Forest Reserves, 2 National Parks, and 1 wetland – implementing the GEF-5 portfolio and improving the management of these protected areas: http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P117617/malawi-shire-river-basin-management-project?lang=en&tab=overview.

2012 – 2015 Fauna & Flora International
Cambridge & Mozambique

Mabu Forest Conservation Programme.  Programme manager – establishing a Community Based Organisation and Protected Area for nature-based tourism at Mabu forest in northern Mozambique. See:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTMyDtHZXIc

2010 – 2013 Fauna & Flora International
Cambridge & Liberia/Cote d’Ivoire/Guinea

Regional Project Coordinator, West Africa – Mt. Nimba Transboundary Environmental Governance Platform Working towards the establishment of an environmental governance platform and biodiversity database for the Nimba Mountains in light of large multi-national iron ore mining of the area. The Nimba Mountains cross the border of Liberia, Cote D’Ivoire, and Guinea in west Africa.

See: http://www.nimbadarwin.org/

2010 – 2012 Conservation Science Research Group. The University of Cambridge

Cambridge /

Programme Coordinator & Analyst with the Conservation Science Research Group (Department of Zoology) on the Valuing the Arc programme (VtA). The VtA programme has been valuing the ecosystem services of the Eastern Arc Mountains that stretch down the eastern side of Tanzania under 3 different management scenarios over a 25 yr period. The aim is to prove that the natural resources of the EAMs are worth more if they are conserved than if they are exploited. The VtA is the world’s leading Ecosystem Service assessment programme funded by the Leverhulme Trust. See:


2006 – 2009

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (RBGKew) & the Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT) – Darwin Initiative
Mozambique/ Malawi.

Project Coordinator, Monitoring and Managing Biodiversity Loss in South-East Africa’s Montane Ecosystems.

Main responsibilities include: Planning and delivering a major international conservation project; managing project staff and volunteers; significantly increasing the reputation of MMCT, IIAM, RBGKew, and the Darwin Initiative; influence and public advocacy work in East Africa; advising on new projects and other developments; managing the project budget; fundraising; strengthening and developing partnerships in the region; promoting the project (including producing high quality scientific reports and media work).

2004 – 2006

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – WCS/MMCT

Director of Ecological Monitoring Programme – Working as a consultant for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and c/o Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT) – World Bank Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund.

Responsible for undertaking baseline biodiversity surveys and establishing an Ecological Monitoring Programme (EMP) on Mount Mulanje, Malawi.  Reporting to the WCS Africa Director I worked closely with a Malawian counterpart from MMCT to successfully establish the EMP.

2002 – 2003

Oxford Brookes University

Post doc Researcher. Spatial Ecology & Landuse Unit (SELU) – Examined the potential of metapopulation modelling and spatial statistics in natural resource management in the UK following on from the results of my PhD.


Funded by FFI

Project Coordinator. Management and planning of microchiropteran status and distribution surveys in previously un-surveyed Madagascan rainforest. Supported by Fauna and Flora International (FFI).

1993 – 1996

The Society for Environmental Exploration

Project Coordinator. Frontier Tanzania East Usambara Forest Research Programme – Conducting baseline biodiversity assessments of wet forests in Tanzania.


The Society for Environmental Exploration

Science Coordinator Frontier Uganda Game Park Research Programme. Initiation and supervision of science programmes in Uganda.

1988 – 1989

Project Trust
South Africa

Biology and maths teacher.  Project Trust. St. Ansgar’s school, Roodeport/Soweto, S. Africa.