About Us

Our vision / Protecting wild places and providing proudly African solutions to a global challenge.

Africa is home to thousands of terrestrial and marine Protected Areas.

Despite the significant amount of effort by conservationists, many of these areas exist only on paper. They have largely been stripped of their biological value, conserving only a very small proportion of their official mandate and significantly degraded by human activity.

This situation is made even more critical in light of current projections that will see Africa’s population double from 1.3 billion to more than 2.6 billion people by 2050. Under these pressures, and without adequate intervention, the continent is expected to lose at least 5% of its remaining animal species, more than 10% of its current wild habitats and an additional 20% of its carbon storage.

As an African public benefit organisation, Frontier is actively engaged in conservation efforts across the continent. Designing, delivering and sustaining bespoke solutions that will help turn the tide and protect Africa’s wild places now and into the future.

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Rangers face life-threatening situations
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Rangers killed each year
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Mammals face near risk of extinction
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Of the globe’s forest coverage has been lost

We believe that innovation, collaboration and local ownership are key in Africa’s effort to protect its wild places.

Our Values

Frontier is underpinned by a living, breathing culture of core values, which are shared throughout our team. These shared values inform our collective decision-making, guide our actions and provide a meaningful sense of community to our global network of talent.

Accountability

We hold ourselves accountable to the people and communities which we work alongside. As they are the ultimate custodians of Africa’s wild places. However, it is essential that we balance their needs with broader conservation objectives that take into account the long-term sustainability of Africa’s critically important ecosystems, which we all depend upon.

Collaboration

Collaborating with host governments, other NGOs, as well as the private sector is a cornerstone of our work. In this way we are bringing diverse perspectives and experiences together to achieve innovative and inclusive solutions to our partners’ shared challenges. Working collectively, we are able to have exponential impact throughout Africa.

Integrity

Integrity is the foundation on which we build all our relationships. We are committed to operating transparently and consistently with all our stakeholders. From internal management practices, to how we deliver our services, we demonstrate an uncompromising adherence to ethical and honest behaviour, communication and standards.

Professionalism

We pride ourselves in the professionalism of our people – leading by example at all times. Our approach fosters discipline, motivation and passion, which brings out the best in us as well as those we work with. This relentless pursuit of excellence serves to support our partners and the conservation community at large to achieve consistently higher standards.

Respect

Respect for people, their cultures, norms and fundamental Human Rights is critically important to us. We understand that there are a multitude of stakeholders involved in the protection of wild places and our solutions recognise the value of local knowledge, reflect the interests of diverse communities and lead to mutually beneficial outcomes.

Team profiles

A world-class collective

Frontier is a true collective, which brings together a team of exceptional people, specialist skills and technical capabilities, from a host of different professions with global experience. We deliver honest, expert support when and where you need it.

Director
Tom has a UK military background with extensive experience advising and assisting in both an operational and strategic capacity across Africa, specialising in remote and high-threat areas. Tom leads Frontier’s expert delivery teams throughout the continent, translating strategy in to actionable plans, and guaranteeing professional, discreet, service.

Tom Whittle

Strategy

Director
Leveraging his extensive local knowledge and sector experience, Andrew spearheads Frontier’s planning and operational support functions. Ensuring that the organisation’s projects not only meet Frontier’s own rigorous standards but are also fit for purpose given the complex and demanding areas in which we work.

Andrew Crichton

Operations

Non-Executive Director
Grant is a strategic advisor with diverse experience across the investment banking, consumer business, private equity, venture capital, as well as non-profit sectors both in Africa as well as globally. This wealth of knowledge informs Frontier’s holistic approach to change within the conservation sector.

Grant Scott

Innovation

Non-Executive Director
Johan is responsible for the full spectrum of strategic and operational level planning in respect of environmental law enforcement and security projects in South Africa. Leveraging his experience and relationships on the international stage, Johan provides Frontier with exceptional leadership in respect of stakeholder engagement.

Maj Gen Johan Jooste

Governance

Advisor
Lise is a sustainable finance expert and environmental economist with corporate, non-profit and finance experience across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Lise advises Frontier on emerging standards, innovative finance models, and stakeholder expectations regarding the environment and social impact core to corporate and national decision making.

Lise Pretorius

Sustainability

Advisor
Jabs is the Assistant General Manager of a Protected Area in South Africa and leads on community engagement as well as human-wildlife conflict matters. As a career conservationist, Jabs possesses unrivalled knowledge of what it takes to develop, manage and sustain protected areas.

Njabulo Hudla

Community Engagement

Advisor
Matt is an investor with deep insight when it comes to working in Africa, and in the ecotourism sector in particular. With economics qualifications from Oxford as well as an MBA from Stanford University Matt lends significant financial acumen to the Frontier team.

Matthew Cooke

Investment

Advisor
Skilled in political, non-profit as well as crisis communications, Mabine is a media relations expert with a significant track record in Africa. Mabine is responsible for navigating key communications, campaign, and public relations matters for Frontier as well as the organisation’s clients.

Mabine Seabe

Communications

Advisor
Evelina works with the largest Africa-focussed private equity fund globally. She is particularly passionate about impact investing and assessment, working with a range of clients both in Africa and internationally. Evelina supports Frontier and its clients by securing capital for projects that support real change across the continent.

Evelina Olago

Capital Raising

Advisor
Alasdair is a human rights expert with significant experience delivering human rights training in academic settings as well as field conditions. With time spent supporting various aid and refugee agencies globally, Alasdair is well-placed to advise on the intersections between human rights and conservation.

Alasdair Tyrrell

Human Rights

Advisor
Rachel served as an Intelligence Officer with the British military for ten years, developing high-level experience working cross-government on operations and policy around complex geopolitical issues. Rachel brings expertise in building intelligence capacity, including structures, systems, processes and people, as well as deliberate and dynamic targeting operations.

Rachel

Intelligence

Consultants
Specialist Instructional and Advisory Consultants from Military, Law Enforcement, Intelligence, Conservation and other professional backgrounds; with exceptional operational, technical, language and country-specific experience.

OUR CONSULTANTS

Advisors and Instructors

Memberships

Game Rangers Association of Africa

Memberships

International Ranger Federation

Interested in joining the team and helping us to protect Africa’s wild places? Get in touch.

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Account name | The Frontier Collective NPC
Account type | Current
Account number | 1192834275
Bank | Nedbank
Branch code | 198765
Reference | Name or Anonymous