Conservation Advisors & Team


Conservation Advisors

We work with the very best conservationists in the field. Our partners include two recipients of OBEs for services to conservation, three Whitley Award for Conservation winners, two Carl Zeiss Wildlife award winners and an Ashoka Fellow.

Will Duckworth, PhD
IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) Species Advisor
Camilla Fritze, MSc
Advisor to Panthera’s Integrated Conservation Programmes
free5 Benoit Goossens, PhD
Director of Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC), Lecturer and Research Affiliate at Sustainable Places Research Institute (Cardiff University), Scientific Advisor to the Sabah Wildlife Department
free6 Simon Hedges, MSc
Asian Elephant Coordinator and Ivory Trade Policy Analyst at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Ananda Kumar, PhD
Senior Scientist and Executive Board Member at Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF)
free4 Sandeep Kumar Tiwari, PhD
Programme Manager, IUCN SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group
free Vivek Menon, MSc
Founder, Trustee, Executive Director and CEO of the Wildlife Trust of India, Senior Advisor to President & CEO IFAW, and Chair of the IUCN Asian Elephant Specialist Group
free7 Nurzhafarina Othman
Conservation Biologist, PhD Candidate Cardiff University
Heidi Riddle
Advisor to International Elephant Foundation, Co-investigator of a review on the illegal trade of live Asian elephants presented at CITES CoP17
free2 Belinda Wright, OBE
Executive Director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI)
Alexandra Zimmermann, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, WildCRU, University of Oxford; Chair, IUCN SCC Task Force on Human-Wildlife Conflict

Senior Team

Ruth Ganesh
Trustee of Elephant Family and Co-Founder of Elephant Family USA
Belinda Stewart-Cox, OBE
Acting Head of Conservation
Aimee Faunt
Director of Operations
Hugh Lonsdale
Head of Corporate Partnerships
Grace Chuku
Interim Finance Manager
Alejandra De La Punete
Head of Relationships