Team

Team

Meet our team of international staff who are committed to securing a healthy future for mountain gorillas

  • Board
    Margaret Kinnaird

    Margaret Kinnaird

    Board Member

    Margaret has worked for over 30 years in the field of conservation in Ecuador, Kenya, USA and Indonesia. She established and co-directed WCS’s Indonesia Program for 13 years and conducted research on a wide variety of topics, including human/elephant conflict, tiger/prey interactions, parrot trade, forest dynamics, non-timber forest product use, and hornbill and primate conservation. Margaret spent 8 years in Kenya as the Executive Director of the Mpala Research Centre, one of the top ecological research stations in Africa, situated on a 48,000 acre wildlife conservancy and working ranch. Her research interests included how different livestock management regimes influence wildlife abundance and diversity. She is as well interested in the ecology and conservation of large cats, primates and hornbills. Margaret is the Global Wildlife Practice Leader at World Wildlife Fund International.

  • Board
    Helen Gichohi

    Helen Gichohi

    Board Chair

  • Board
    Michael O’Brien-Onyeka

    Michael O’Brien-Onyeka

    Board Member

    Michael is an Organizational, Programme and Policy Management expert with over 20 years experience in Conservation, Environmental, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian/Development non-profit sector, spanning assignments in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.He place high premium on providing pro-active context assessment to inform organizational, policy and programme directions, building effective teams to implement these, and ensuring that agreed objectives are achieved. Micheal is a Senior Vice President for Africa Field Operations and a Board Member of IGCP.

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