Prof John Donaldson
Independent Biodiversity Specialist
Chair of the Steering Committee
Prof Sibusiso Moyo
Vice Rector: Research, Innovation & Postgraduate Studies
Stellenbosch University
Chief Directorate: Natural Resource Management Programme
Branch: Environmental Programmes
a representative of Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment
Dr Piero Genovesi
Head of Wildlife Service
Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)
Dr Makobetsa Khati
Executive Director
Research Chairs and Centres of Excellence (RCCE) Programme, NRF
Mr Leluma Matooane
Director: Earth Systems Science
Department of Science and Innovation
Prof Laura Meyerson
Professor of Habitat Restoration Ecology
Coastal Institute at Kingston, University of Rhode Island
Ms Rose Msiza
Director: Research Support
Department of Science and Innovation
Prof Dave Richardson
Centre for Invasion Biology, Faculty of Science, Stellenbosch University;
and Emeritus Professor, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University
Mr Nathan Sassman
Programme Director: Centres of Excellence (CoE)
Knowledge Fields Development, NRF
Prof Sheona Shackleton
Professor and Deputy Director
African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape Town
Prof Michael Somers
Eugène Marais Chair in Wildlife Management
Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria