Our Leadership

A team committed to transformative and sustainable conservation of the Amboseli Ecosystem

Our work and impact is steered by our two-tier leadership, comprising the Amboseli Governing Council and the Board of Trustees. The two are supported by a dedicated Secretariat.

Together, the AET strives to unite, amplify and scale transformative conservation efforts across the intricate Amboseli Ecosystem.

 

Governing Council

The Amboseli Governing Council is the highest level of authority at AET. The Council drives our organizational policies and strategy and provides counsel to the Board of Trustees and Secretariat, ensuring we remain true to our vision and deliver on our mission for the benefit of the people and nature of the Amboseli Ecosystem.
A representative body, the Council comprises 38 total members as follows:

24 officials from group ranches (3 from each of the 8 group ranches)

1 official from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)

4 officials from NGOs (1 member each from International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), African Conservation Centre (ACC), Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE) and Big Life)

1 official from the Amboseli-Tsavo Game Scouts Association (ATGSA)

1 official from Conservancies Committee (the chairperson of the committee)

1 official from hoteliers and business community

1 official from the county government

1 official from the local administration (the chief)

2 officials representing women’s groups

2 officials (1 male, 1 female) representing the youth

Governing Council Leadership

Emanual Mpararia - GC Chair

Emanual Mpararia

GC Chair

Joel Ketukei - GC Secretary

Joel Ketukei

GC Secretary

Joshua Suyianka - GC treasurer

Joshua Suyianka

GC treasurer

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees brings together a broad range of proficiency, including community, scientific, conservation, media and business leaders with demonstrated commitment to sustainable conservation that safeguards nature and transforms the community.

The 12-member Board oversees and advises on AET’s overall performance, providing strategic direction on operational efficiency, financial wellbeing, effective engagement with our diverse stakeholders and ensuring that AET is consistently delivering on its mandate.

Board of Trustees

Daniel Leturesh

Board of Trustee Chairperson

Nice Lengete

Board of Trustee Vice Chairperson

Johnson Ole Sipitiek - Board of Trustees Treasurer

Johnson Ole Sipitiek

Board of Trustees Treasurer

Jackson Mwato - Executive Director and Board Secretary

Jackson Mwato

Executive Director and Board Secretary

Emanual Mpararia - GC Chair

Emanual Mpararia

Board Member

Joel Ketukei - GC Secretary

Joel Ketukei

Board Member

Joshua Suyianka - GC treasurer

Joshua Suyianka

Board Member

Dickson Kaelo - Board Member

Dickson Kaelo

Board Member

James Isiche - Board Member

James Isiche

Board Member

Sam Weru - Board Member

Sam Weru

Board Member

Wallace Kentai

Board Member

AET STAFF MEMBERS

Jackson Mwato - Executive Director

Jackson Mwato

Executive Director

Daniel Kaaka

Conservancies Coordinator

Koikai Oloitiptip - Partnership Coordinator

Koikai Oloitiptip

Partnership Coordinator

Susan Kinuthia

Finance and Admin officer

Kenneth Ntalamia

Rangerland Officer

Moses Saruni - Community Field Assistance

Moses Saruni

Community Field Assistance

Solomon Lekina - Office Assistance

Solomon Lekina

Office Assistance

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