CCI Team

The CCI team is currently hosted by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School (a founding partner of CCI). The team facilitates and supports a broad range of CCI programmes and activities.

Dr David Thomas
CCI Landscape Restoration Programme Manager
With a focus on Europe, CCI’s Landscape Restoration Programme aims to develop and share mechanisms to attain large-scale restoration of habitats that are rich in biodiversity and resilient to...
Senior Economist, RSPB and Natural Capital Hub Co-manager, Cambridge Conservation Initiative
I am an environmental economist working in policy and advocacy and leading the RSPBs work on natural capital. With over 15 years experience, I have worked on a wide range of policy issues in the UK...
Mike Rands
Executive Director, Cambridge Conservation Initiative
I am the Executive Director of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, based in the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. After an early career as a research ecologist studying farmland...
Elizabeth Allen
Collaborations and Communications Manager, Cambridge Conservation Initiative
As CCI’s Collaborations and Communications Manager I work to catalyse collaborations across the Initiative’s partnership, as well as managing internal and external communications. Prior to joining...
Georgina Mayhew
CCI Landscape Restoration Programme Assistant
My role as Programme Assistant for CCI focuses exclusively on supporting their Endangered Landscapes Programme, which oversees a diverse range of innovative landscape restoration projects across...
Hannah Edwards
Administrator, Cambridge Conservation Initiative
I joined CCI as Administrator in April 2015. I support the smooth running of CCI, providing assistance to the Executive Director and administrative support to the rest of the team. This includes...
Associate Director – Fundraising
I am responsible for fundraising for CCI collaborative projects, research and educational programmes as part of the University’s commitment to CCI. I trained as a dancer, and conceived, directed,...
John Fanshawe
CCI Arts, Science and Conservation Adviser
Seconded from BirdLife International, I am supporting the development of an arts, science, and conservation programme for CCI.  After initially studying law, my early career included time as a...
Natural Capital Hub Co-manager, Cambridge Conservation Initiative
With a degree in biology and a PhD in anthropology my career began with a focus on large carnivore ecology and conservation, spending over a decade in the field in Africa and Asia on cheetah and...