Over the past 14 years I’ve been lucky enough to focus on my passion for supporting conservation individuals and organisations, and sharing lessons learnt. Since 2009 I have been leading a team acting to build effective conservation capacity and leadership skills across FFI, its local partner organisations and beyond. Prior to this, I spent nine years managing the Conservation Leadership Programme, based at BirdLife International, having started my career undertaking wildlife conflict research and leading community conservation education and awareness activities in Africa. I have written materials and delivered training in organisational development for conservation NGOs, and supported capacity assessments and strategic planning for partner NGOs. With expertise in facilitation - and a love for motivating, and building engagement, enthusiasm and commitment for conservation, my work allows me to support a huge diversity of inspiring people in their work to protect biodiversity worldwide.