BSc Grassland Science and Ethno-Botany at University of KZN (1999). Has cumulatively been working in conservation for over a decade and involved in a diversity of conservation projects. These have included managing a game ranch, large mammal game capture, lecturing (game ranch management), eco-tourism, protected area management effectiveness assessments, biosphere reserves, biodiversity stewardship, conservation project management and working on environmental governance issues. Chris has been with WESSA, one of South Africa’s largest and oldest environmental NGOs, since 2008 where he is a senior manager, overseeing the organisations Wildlife and Conservation Initiatives which includes the WESSA Elephant Initiative. Is currently on the National Elephant Research Steering Committee and also Chairman of the Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) and the African Representative for the International Ranger Federation (IRF).