Brian Courtenay - Chairman
Brian is the founder of SATIB Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd and is currently the Chairman of the SATIB Conservation Trust. Brian has been an active trustee for Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) for the past 19 years and has recently been appointed a trustee of a UK registered charity called “Elephants for Africa” (EFA) working on, amongst other issues the reintroduction of capture bred elephants back into the wild in the Okavango Delta – Botswana.
He has for the past five years been a volunteer researcher with Oxford University/Wildcru on the Hwange lion project. During this period he produced a book on collared lions and is developing the non-invasive facial recognition programme on lions for the researchers/university.
All his conservation work is strictly voluntary. Brian holds a Diploma in Business Management and basic Pathology in Wildlife diseases from Onderstepoort – University of Pretoria. Following much research into transporting animals locally and internationally by road/sea/air he was awarded in 2004 an International Award by Animal Transportation Association America in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the welfare of animals in international commerce.
Gavin is Managing Director of SATIB Insurance Brokers. After school, Gavin was conscripted into the Navy for a number of years. He then went on to complete a three-year Natal Technikon Marketing diploma, before spending a 2 year working holiday in the UK. He joined Lloyd’s of London and gained invaluable experience for his return home to Durban. Gavin is a very influential member of many industry associations and spends most of his time traveling locally and abroad in order to further relationships and seek out opportunities.
Julian spent a number of years in the South African Air Force after completing school and during this time developed a passion for aerial photography, which later progressed into wildlife photography.
His passion for the bush introduced him to a voluntary 5-year stint as honorary ranger in Pilanesberg Game Reserve and later in Kruger National Park, with Comair. After running his own business for some 10 years, his wildlife attention was redirected to the insurance sector after taking up the post of SATIB Director – Wildlife, which involves the facilitation of insurance contracts for the Southern African wildlife industry, providing cover for exotic and high value game species.
Wayne is a Director of Savage, Jooste & Adams Attorneys (Pty) Ltd and holds a B.Proc degree (Wits – 1995), an LL.B degree (Wits – 1997) and a Diploma in Corporate Law (RAU).
Wayne served his articles of clerkship at the firm and was appointed as a professional assistant, later an associate and in 2002 he was appointed as a director. Throughout his involvement with S J & A he has been involved in Insurance Law and Liability Matters. He has a well developed experience and expertise in, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Aviation Law, Professional Indemnity and General Liability Matters.
CEO of Great Wall Motors (GWM) South Africa (Pty) Ltd, which has 71 dealers located throughout South Africa. His extreme passion and love for wildlife is what has inspired him to join the Board of Trustees of the SATIB Conservation Trust.
Besides being an accomplished entrepreneur & avid conservationist, Peter has participated in assembling over 300,000 hectares of protected areas as sustainable conservation initiatives in southern Africa.
Peter is currently the CEO of Anderson Wildlife Properties and a director of Livingstones Supply Co (Pty) Ltd, Livingstones Lifestyle Centre (Pty) Ltd, Livingstones Garden & Home (Pty) Ltd and played a key role in the establishment of Marakele Contractual National Park as a director of Marakele (Pty) Ltd. Peter is a pilot & has a keen interest in wildlife photography.
Deborah Llewelyn (Davis)
Deborah is a Non-Executive Director, Private Equity Investor, Business Advisor and Trustee. She began her portfolio career after spending 25 years in executive roles in technology and Internet companies with 14 years in European and global Vice President roles at PayPal, eBay, Verizon Business and Symantec. Deborah has held CEO and MD roles in large and small businesses internationally.
Deborah’s passion for wildlife and wildlife photography started more than 20 years ago and her desire to preserve large mammals for future generations is her motivation for volunteering her time as a Trustee of SATIB Conservation Trust. Deborah is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors, UK and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Electronics) Honours degree and a Sloan Masters in Science (Management) with Distinction from London Business School.
Dr Andrew Loveridge
Andrew was born and raised in Zimbabwe. His passion for wildlife and wild places led him to read for an honours degree in Zoology at Rhodes University, RSA. After winning a Beit Trust Scholarship for postgraduate studies, he undertook a Doctorate in Zoology at Oxford University. For the past 15 years he has run the Hwange Lion Research Project, which has undertaken research into fundamental behavior and ecology, conservation and management of African lions and other large carnivores. Of particular relevance is the research and conservation work the project undertakes on human-wildlife conflict, the coal-face of conservation in Africa. As a Trustee he brings extensive experience of African conservation, conservation project management and fund-raising. Andrew is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall and the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University.