The Cape Leopard Trust - Using research as a tool for conservation & finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict

Board of Trustees

We are very proud to have the following members as Trustees for the Cape Leopard Trust.

Johan van der Westhuizen (Chairman)

A founding member of the Cape Leopard Trust and retired businessman, who now devotes much of his free time to conservation. Johan is also a founding member of the Cederberg Conservancy, and founding member and chairman of the Red Cederberg Karoo Park, a conservation area in the unique Cederberg succulent Karoo.

Peter Lloyd

Former 'Specialist Mammalogist' with CapeNature (and its predecessors), and a highly published author and editor of scientific literature. Peter has contributed to the IUCN’s Species Survival Commission, advising on genetic, translocation, management, and demographic concerns and issues. He is also one of the founding members of the Cape Leopard Trust.

Professor Ian McCallum

Medical doctor, psychiatrist, naturalist, writer and former Springbok rugby player. Ian was also one of the founding members of the Wilderness Leadership School in the Western Cape.

Dr William Horsnell

Lecturer and researcher in theInstituteofInfectious Diseasesand Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town. Bill has had a long term interest in natural history, which led him to undertake a degree in Applied Zoology at the University of Leeds and develop an interest in parasitology and biochemistry. This resulted in a PhD at the Royal Veterinary College in cellular biology and biochemistry. Bill has been a part of the project since its inception.

Dr Quinton Martins

Co-founder and CEO of the Cape Leopard Trust and Cederberg Project Manager. Quinton obtained his PhD on the ecology of leopards in the Cederberg Mountains through the University of Bristol,UK. Quinton has spent the past 20 years working in wilderness areas and has a passion for conservation and wildlife.

David Knott

A now retired and former fiduciary specialist, David has extensive experience of trust management and over the years has worked with a number of established trust companies. He was at one time CEO of Syfrets Trust and subsequent to the 2001 merger of Syfrets, BoE and Old Mutual he was appointed Head of Fiduciary Product for the BoE Trust up until his retirement. David has often  acted as a trustee and now continues to hold appointments assisting various NGO's. As such he is well versed in the duties and obligations of a trustee and will be a great addition to The Cape Leopard Trust. He is director of the National Sea Rescue Institute, responsible for the nine stations in the area from Kommetjie to Lamberts Bay and is an active crew member of Bakoven Station.

Specialist Trust Advisors

Louis Liebenberg - Master tracker, author of several books on tracking wild animals, creator of the world renowned Cybertracker software for which he won the Rolex Prestigious Awards.

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