Simon has spent time on conservation projects in Africa, working specifically on rhino conservation. In 2012 Simon felt his perfect blend of experience in the both the charity and business sectors, combined with an unwavering passion for wildlife conservation, and in particular the rhino could be used to greater effect.
Simon founded Helping Rhinos and has lead the organisation in its growth, achieving success in terms of brand awareness, creatiung partnerships and increasing revenue year on year, all allowing the organisation to achieve tangible results in its goal of conserving the rhino for future generations.
Like Simon, Trish has a longstanding passion for wildlife conservation, and with her husband Phil, owns a property on a game reserve in South Africa. The reserve that Trish calls home for much of the year is proud to have rhinos located on it and Trish is determined to play her part in helping to find a solution to the current poaching crisis.
John brings a wealth of business knowledge and experience to Helping Rhinos having spent more than 30 years working for American Express before deciding to seek new opportunities outside of corporate life in late 2012. John has always had a passion for wildlife conservation and is delighted to have the opportunity to play a role in saving the rhino.
Will also spent time at Kariega Game Reserve in September 2013, just like Simon. He found this a truly amazing experience where he had the great privilege of working with both black and white rhinos, in particular Thandi who is now famous having survived a horrendous poaching incident in 2012.
Will is deeply passionate about Africa, Conservation and especially rhinos and brings to Helping Rhinos over 30 years of sales and marketing experience.
Duncan started his career in accountancy and after a few years in the
profession entered the world of insurance, where he has spent the last
20 years working in both the UK and overseas. Duncan is responsible
for helping Simon and the Trustees understand the financial position of
the charity and for helping them make decisions on funding for
projects. Duncan heard about Helping Rhinos through one of his work
colleagues and the passion with which they described the plight of the
rhino prompted him to get involved.