DIRECTORS

CHRIS GORDON

Managing Director

Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon has worked in conservation in both Africa and Asia over the last 15 years. He has experience of managing successful conservation projects in Africa, including five years as the Kenya Country Director for the Zoological Society of London. Chris understands the practicalities required for conservation success on the ground, and the importance of stakeholder engagement and relationships for achieving this, often set against difficult political contexts. His competencies include Project management; Protected Area management; Species conservation; Law enforcement; Human-wildlife conflict; Disease management; Project Development; and Fund-raising. Beyond this, Chris has a passion for project development, and highlights the importance of innovative and lateral thinking for creating new solutions to some of conservation’s biggest problems.

CHRIS BARICHIEVY, PhD

Technical Director

Chris Barichievy
Chris Barichievy

Chris Barichievy has provided scientific advice to conservation management agencies in countries across Africa and the Middle East over the past decade. Chris is a dedicated conservation scientist who has worked for state and the NGO sector. Chris has worked internationally, providing research support and management advice to address real conservation problems. Chris’s competencies include the development of conservation management strategies, the design and development of novel strategies and methods to measure impact, the design and analysis of biological and law enforcement monitoring strategies, and investigations of effectiveness. Chris brings technical expertise and his primary role in Conservation Alpha is ensuring that the outcomes frameworks, monitoring and evaluation systems are rigorous, auditable and verifiable to ensure confidence in the outcomes.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DR. ROBIN BIDWELL, CBE

Dr Robin Bidwell
Dr Robin Bidwell

Robin built and lead Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the global environmental consulting group for over 30 years. Robin currently chairs UNEP-WCMC, the marine engineering group LOC, and the Investment Committees for two Social Impact Funds. He was awarded a CBE for services to the environment in 1999.

ANDREW PARKER

Andrew Parker
Andrew Parker

Andrew has spent the past 20 years working to advance conservation in Africa. He has extensive experience in both private and public PA management, having worked as CEO of Welgevonden and Sabi Sands Nature Reserves before joining African Parks where he worked firstly as Operations Director overseeing park management in Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda and later as Conservation Director to drive the growth and development of African Parks. Andrew joined Conservation International in 2018 as Senior Director of Conservation for Africa.

NADIA SYED

Nadia Syed
Nadia Syed

Nadia is a Senior Client Services Manager at Axis Fiduciary Ltd. She is a qualified accountant, with 10 years’ experience in the financial services sector. Nadia specialises in establishing and supporting administration of different types of structures including global business companies and trusts.

AKHTAR JANALLY

Akhrat Janally
Akhrat Janally

Akhtar is a Senior Manager at Axis Fiduciary Ltd. He specializes in financial services structures, and establishment and administration for the global business sector. Akhtar is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants.