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Meet Our Team

Meet the Born Free team

Born Free has grown into a global force for the conservation and welfare of wildlife, but we’re far from being a big, anonymous organisation.

We’re a team of like-minded people who share the same goals and we’re here to help – whether you have a query, want to buy a gift or support our latest campaign.

Below you can find information on our management team, and links to our operational and programmatic teams including our UK-based staff and employees in Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa.

You can also find out more about our Board of Trustees by clicking the button below:

Board of Trustees

Do you want to join our team of world-class experts, leading the fight to protect wildlife? You can view our latest jobs on the Born Free Careers Page.

Careers Page

Executive Management Team

Will Travers OBE

Co-Founder & Executive President

Karen Botha

Managing Director

Sharon Martin

Chief Finance Officer

Katie Arber

Director of Fundraising

Lucy Lewis

Executive Assistant to the Managing Director

Mandy Ford

Personal Assistant to the President

Virginia McKenna's Office

Dame Virginia McKenna


Sarah Stead

Personal Assistant

Operations and Programmatic Teams

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From security and drivers to communications and fundraising, meet the people that make Born Free run smoothly around the world.
Three men and two women in Born Free Shamwari uniforms walking in a line


Education, conservation, policy, rescue and care - these are the teams at the forefront of our mission to protect wild animals.