Governance

CCF’s governance members are selected for their commitment to CCF’s mission. Each board member brings years of professional experience in a wide array of fields all contributing to the long term health of the global organization.

Through transparency, fiscal responsibility, and accountability CCF’s boards are helping to ensure the organization is sustainable.

Namibia Board Of Trustees

  • Mr. Charles Bodenstein

    (Chair Emeritus) Lawyer

  • Marc Dawe

    CEO, B2Gold Mine (Retired)

  • Mike Hill

    (Chairman) HR and Business Specialist

  • Amb. Leonard Iipumbu

    CEO, Agribank, Namibia

  • Jane Katjavivi

    CEO, University of Namibia Publishing

  • Mary Kruger

    Business Woman (Retired)

  • Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.

    Executive Director and Founder of CCF

  • Dr. Jock Orford

    Gynecologist and Conservationist

  • Tjama Tjivikua

    Rector, Namibian University of Science and Technology


International Scientific Board Of Advisors

  • Mr. Karl Ammann

    Conservationist and Wildlife Photographer, Kenya

  • Christine Breitenmoser-Würtzen, PhD.

    Co-Chair, IUCN’s CAT Specialist Group

  • Bruce Brewer, PhD.

    General Manager (1998 – Present), Head of Bushblok Project

  • Scott B. Citino, DVM, Diplomate ACZM

    Veterinarian White Oak Conservation Center, Rhino Foundation Scientific Advisory Board

  • Adrienne E. Crosier, PhD.

    Cheetah Manager and Reproductive Physiologist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park

  • Amy Dickman, Phd.

    Ruaha Carnivore Project Director, Senior Research Fellow Oxford University, James Marsh Professor-at-Large Vermont University

  • Dr. Sarah Durant

    Tanzania Cheetah Project Director, London Zoological Society and the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Wildlife Conservation Society, Director of Cheetah and Wild Dog Rangewide Program

  • Dr. Susie Ellis

    Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation

  • Jack Grisham

    Past Cheetah Species Coordinator for the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Species Survival Plan, and Director of Animal Collections, St. Louis Zoological Park

  • Jacques Kaandorp, DVM

    Chief Veterinarian Safaripark Beekse Bergen

  • John Lukas

    Director of Wildlife Conservation Network, Director of Okapi Project

  • Prof. David MacDonald

    Director, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University

  • Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.

    Founder and Executive Director of CCF

  • Sean McKeown

    Europe Cheetah Species Coordinator for the Northern African Cheetah

  • Dr. Gus Mills

    Carnivore Specialist, South African Parks

  • Suzan Murray, DVM

    National Zoo Chief Veterinarian and Head of the Department of Animal Health, Giant Panda SSP, Kori Bustard SSP, Lion SSP, Komodo Dragon SSP

  • Dr. Sanjayan Muttulingam

    Lead Scientist at the Nature Conservancy, US

  • Dr. Stephen O’Brien

    Chief Scientific Officer Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics St. Petersburg State University

  • Ms. Cindy Olson

    Conservationist, Specialist in Iran

  • Karen A. Terio, DVM, PhD., Diplomate ACVP

    University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Gombe Stream Research Centre, Serengeti Lion Project, Advisor to AZA’s Cheetah SSP, Taxon Advisory Group, Chimpanzee SSP, and Great Ape Heart Project

  • Dr. Alex Travis

    Director of the Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation, Associate Director, Environment, for the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

  • Scott Turner

    Professor of Biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

  • Dr. Tim Wacher

    Wildlife Biologist, Zoological Society of London

  • Dr. David Wildt

    Reproductive Pathologist, Senior Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo, and the Conservation and Research Center


Australia Board of Directors

  • Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.

    2016 - Present

  • Kathleen Ager

    2016 - Present

  • Jamie Bonnar

    2016 - Present

  • Jaimee Foote/Button

    2016 - Present

  • Michelle Lloyd

    2016 - Present

  • Ruth Wetter

    2016 - Present

  • Jayson Mc Donald

    2017 - Present

  • Steven Prassas

    2010 - Present

  • Chris Stomo

    2010 - Present


Canada Board of Directors

  • Carolyn Farquhar

    Chair and President

    2013 - Present

  • Christine Broughton

    Secretary

    2013 - Present

  • Marie-Claude Erian

    Treasurer

    2013 - Present

  • Liane Kelly

    Director at Large

    2017 - Present

  • Maurice Benatar

    Director at Large

    2015 - Present


France Board of Directors

  • Catherine EBBS-PERIN

    Chair

    2019 - Present

  • Julie WORNAN

    Treasurer

    2019 - Present

  • Patrice AUBRY

    2019 - Present

  • Martine CORET

    2019 - Present


Italy Board of Directors

  • Betty von Hoenning O'Carroll

    President

    2015 - Present

  • Matilde Venturi

    Vice President

    2015 - Present

  • Raffaella Giavazzi

    Treasurer

    2019 - Present

  • Dr. Vet. Maurizio Ritorto

    Secretary

    2019 - Present

  • Rossella Clai

    Councilor

    2015 - Present

  • Duncan Campbell

    Councilor

    2015 - Present


United Kingdom Board of Trustees

  • Peter Jarmon

    Chair

    2016 - Present

  • Jane Galton PhD

    2015 - Present

  • Maggie De Pree

    2015 - Present

  • John Playle

    2014 - Present

  • Alex von Sponeck

    2017 - Present

  • Aamer A. Sarfraz

    2017 - Present


United States of America Board of Directors

  • Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.

    Founder and Executive Director

  • Susan Janin

    Chair

    2017 - Present

  • Dan Beringer

    Secretary

    2007 - Present

  • Helen Chaikovsky

    Treasurer

    2016 - Present

  • Brooks Browne

    2007 - Present

  • Sally Davidson

    2017 - Present

  • James Dougherty

    2018 - Present

  • Polly Horton Hix

    2011 - Present

  • Marisa Katnić

    2016 - Present

  • Richard Kopcho

    2011 - Present

  • Elizabeth Marquart

    2018 - Present

  • Sara Nichols

    2017 - Present

  • Margery A. Nicolson

    2008 - Present

  • Stephen O’Brien, PhD

    Chair Emeritus

    2005 - Present

  • Roswitha Smale, PhD

    2017 - Present


United States of America Board of Trustees

  • Paola Bari

    2013 - Present

  • Christi Bidstrup

    2014 - Present

  • Mary Josie Blanchard

    2014 - Present

  • Melanie Brookes-Weiss

    2014 - Present

  • John Carver

    2013 - Present

  • Candice Clough

    2013 - Present

  • Maggie DePree

    2015 - Present

  • Manjul Dixit

    2017 - Present

  • Carolyn Farquhar

    2013 - Present

  • Alan Feldstein

    2012 - Present

  • Andreas Freund

    2016 - Present

  • Simone Friedman

    2015 - Present

  • Jane Galton

    2015 - Present

  • Nina Gibson

    2017 - Present

  • Vicki Gourley

    2012 - Present

  • Patricia Klitgaard

    2008 - Present

  • Gary Kopff

    2010 - Present

  • Kathleen LaMattina

    2019 - Present

  • Nancy Lang

    2013 - Present

  • Vance Martin

    2005 - Present

  • Robert Page

    2008 - Present

  • Ann Passer

    2016 - Present

  • Olga Pierce

    2015 - Present

  • Suzi Rapp

    2011 - Present

  • Allison Ravano

    2015 - Present

  • Adina Savin

    2018 - Present

  • Janet Waggoner

    2013 - Present

  • Angela Weisskopf

    2007 - Present

  • Richard Wiese

    2012 - Present

  • W. Paul Zemitzsch

    2013 - Present

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