The CCF UK community is strong and growing. We are led by a small, hands-on board with numerous advisors and volunteers across the United Kingdom.

CCF UK Board of Trustees

Chair: Spencer Phillips

Spencer’s business career has seen him delivering game changing business strategies across the entertainment, music, sports, venue, ticketing, travel, hospitality, non-profit, motorsports and luxury sectors.

Among his greatest passions is wildlife and he has travelled the world to see field work in action. He is a trustee for the Gorilla Organization and the Big Cat Sanctuary, and has also worked tirelessly with a number of other charities including Aspinall Foundation, R4UK, Henry Surtees Foundation, Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Spencer is proud to be Chair of CCF UK.

Fiona Blythe

Fiona Blythe

Fiona has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets primarily in institutional and hedge fund sales and client relationship management. Fiona began her career at James Capel Asset Management (now HSBC Asset Management) and subsequently worked for top tier investment banks, Morgan Stanley and Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup). Most recently, she was a Partner at former hedge fund, Altima Partners LLP. Fiona’s interest in wildlife conservation stems from her strongly held view of the importance of nature and biodiversity for the stability and sustainability of ecosystems. Fiona believes some of the most effective tools to preserve wild cheetah populations is through corporate awareness and engagement.

Jane Galton

Dr Jane Galton

Dr. Jane Galton is a fundraising consultant in international development. She has a BSc Zoology, PhD Immunology and MBA Marketing and Strategic Management and spent years as a research scientist, developing immunotherapies for gastrointestinal cancers, and renal and bone marrow transplantation. Jane held senior management positions in consulting and business development for KPMG and Deloitte & Touche, and was a senior manager and fundraiser in the international development sector in health and disability. Jane has a keen interest in wildlife and was a founding member of the Space for Giants board. She brings her extensive fundraising experience to CCF.

Giles Clark

Conservationist and TV presenter Giles Clark has a passion for big cat conservation, which was ignited after volunteering as a teenager at a wildlife park. Giles was Head of Tigers and Conservation Manager at Australia Zoo and spent 18 months in India working in tiger conservation. His TV work includes programmes for BBC Natural History Unit, presenting the “About the House” series with a focus on tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and bears. Giles’ hope is that explaining the challenges these animals face will push conservation efforts. Giles’ interest in cheetah conservation took him to the Horn of Africa in 2019 to witness CCFs’ efforts to tackle illegal cheetah trade and reduce human wildlife conflict.

Katie Clements

At 28, Katie Clements led the British Team as the first female Team Principal in the international motor racing championship. Under Katie’s guidance, the team achieved its 3rd championship podium. Her successful career continued in acquiring sponsorship for racing teams, Team Sky Cycling, and polo teams. Katie acted as an ambassador for Wrigley’s Airwaves, and was a columnist for The Guardian and a motorsport website. Having been passionate about conservation from a young age, Katie works on many initiatives to make the planet a habitable environment for future generations. Katie is honoured to be a CCF UK Trustee.

Laurence Morgan

Laurence Morgan is a chartered accountant who works in the restructuring sector, supporting organisations and stakeholders in situations of turnaround or distress. He is a Senior Director in the Financial Restructuring Advisory team at Alvarez and Marsal and prior to that was a Director at Deloitte. He’s passionate about wildlife conservation and has worked with a number of conservation charities. Laurence is a keen sportsman and is the current holder of the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in a full-body animal costume.

Tamara Gray

Tamara Gray

Tamara Gray has spent the last 30 years working for international conservation organisations including the Environmental Investigation Agency and WildAid. Her passion for wildlife has seen her work to protect cetaceans, endangered wildlife threatened by the illegal wildlife trade, and forests and oceans. Her focus has been education and awareness, running media led campaigns throughout Asia to change attitudes towards the use of animal parts. The highlight of her work was securing support of Kung Fu artist Jackie Chan who championed to end trade in tigers, pangolins and rhino in consumer countries. Tamara is an advisor to Forests without Frontiers and President of Coram’s Fields in London. She hopes to bring a fresh and imaginative approach to communications to CCF UK and globally.

Julia Wall-Clarke

Julia May Wall-Clarke

Julia has almost 20 years experience managing media campaigns for international sports events, including the London Marathon and Olympic Games, and most recently led the Communications and Impact departments for the Extreme E sport for purpose motor racing series. Being a signatory of the UN Sport for Climate Action framework, it was here that Julia got to explore her long-held passions for impact focused storytelling, working with international NGOs to harness the power of sport to raise awareness of global conservation issues and the vital importance of ecosystem management. Julia has long admired the mission and work of the CCF and is proud to be part of a team so committed to helping these vulnerable, beautiful creatures win their race for survival.