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  • Adam Sweidan

    Chair of Trustees

    Adam has a deep love for the natural world and is an advocate for the intrinsic value of all species. He applies his knowledge of, and experience with, global markets to design and support organisations that work at the nexus of environmental health, human health, and social justice. He is passionat

  • Anna Heath

    Programme and Partner Manager

    Anna joined Synchronicity Earth in September 2016 as a Junior Research Analyst. She had an international upbringing, spending most of her life in Thailand before moving back to the UK for university. She managed to stay in one place long enough to gain an MSci in Environmental Biology from Universit

  • Aya Sakamoto

    Programme Officer

    Aya is a dedicated conservationist with a passion for Southeast Asia. Growing up between Europe and Asia, she developed a love for nature and learned the importance of the cultural and social contexts in tackling complex issues such as biodiversity decline. This led her to pursue a Bachelor’s degr

  • Bihini Won wa Musiti

    Congo Basin Affiliate

    Bihini is one of the Congo Basin Programme affiliates based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He is a trained vet with a degree in applied environment and biology and a certificate in elephant capture and domestication from Wildlife School of India. He has over 30 years of experience in Afr

  • Catherine Bryan


    Catherine uses her experience in organisational development, markets and risk, alongside her fascination with the natural world to support a wide range of work that promotes the protection and regeneration of nature. She embraced her growing interest in the environment in 2014, taking on pro-bono wo

  • Claire Adler

    Communications Assistant

    Claire specialises in content writing and digital copyediting. She grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she spent much of her childhood hiking and camping in the beautiful Wasatch mountains. Living near exceptionally biodiverse wilderness, ranging from high alpine tundra, to lush aspen forest, to

  • EJ Milner-Gulland


    EJ Milner-Gulland is the Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Oxford. Her research group works at the interface of social and ecological systems, using a range of methodological approaches to address key issues in current conservation, including fieldwork and modelling in th

  • Félix Feider

    Programme Officer

    Félix joined Synchronicity Earth in October 2020 as Programme Officer. He gathered extensive knowledge of conservation science and environmental policy and governance during his time at the Secretariats of the UN Convention on Migratory Species and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, where h

  • Frank Hawkins


    Frank is a conservation biologist and policy advisor with many years of experience working with governments, finance institutions, civil society and local communities in Africa and around the world. He is currently a policy and finance advisor to IUCN. Frank focuses on the use of natural capital dat

  • Gemma Goodman

    Head of Conservation Programmes (Senior Leadership Team) (Maternity leave)

    Gemma joined Synchronicity Earth in January 2012. She was previously working for TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network; working on issues relating to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), collection of species specific data regarding hu

  • Grace Iara Souza

    Latin America Affiliate

    Dr Grace Iara Souza is a professional learner who has dedicated the past 18 years to learning about socio-environmental conservation related to Brazil from a global perspective, while also engaging with knowledge sharing with multiple stakeholders. She started her career implementing carbon credit p

  • Ian Harrison


    Ian Harrison obtained his Ph.D. in systematic ichthyology at the University of Bristol, UK. He has conducted research on marine and freshwater fishes from several parts of the world, including fieldwork in Europe, Central and South America, West and Western Central Africa, the Philippines, and the C