Meet the team

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Cathy Dean
Grants Lead

Cathy was Save the Rhino International's CEO from October 2001 to July 2023. Cathy’s responsibilities include grant applications and reporting, and supporting field programmes.

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Credit: Jimmy Rutherford

Darion Moore
Partnerships Manager

Darion works with our zoo and corporate partners, sharing the impact of their donations, boosting their fundraising, and supporting the communications of their partnership with Save the Rhino.

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Emma Pereira
Communications and Marketing Lead

Emma manages all aspects of Save the Rhino's communications and marketing, leading on all digital and print content, leasing with media, and administrating our supporter database.

Jimmy Rutherford

Jimmy Rutherford
Programmes Officer

Jimmy works alongside Cathy to support our programme partners in Africa and Asia by organising reports and applications for Trusts and Foundations that donate to them via Save the Rhino.

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Jo Shaw

Jo has been Save the Rhino International's CEO since July 2023. Jo has overall responsibility for the charity, leading our conservation strategy, governance and grants.

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Linda Moore
Fundraising and Partnerships Lead

Linda leads on our partnership and public fundraising portfolio, working with the team to develop and implement strategies for income growth.

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Credit: Jimmy Rutherford

Lizzie Gorell
Charity Administrator

Lizzie works alongside Yasmin to manage our office in London, manage the IT needs across the team, support our members and run monthly financial administration.

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Raj Pandya
Community Fundraising Officer

Raj supports our incredible fundraisers, inspiring people across the world to do all sorts of fun and challenging things to raise vital funds for rhinos.

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Credit: Sergey Valmon

Saffron Cawley
Social Media Officer

Saffron manages all of our social media platforms. From Twitter to TikTok, she's creating content, talking to supporters, and sharing information online via our social channels, emails and our website.

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Credit: Melanie Gelderd

Melanie Gelderd
Michael Hearn Intern

Melanie is responsible for managing the practical elements of our online shop, sending out parcels and developing new collections, as well as managing our 2024 London Marathon team.

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Credit: Save The Rhino

Vasily Chernov
Events Manager

Vasily is responsible for our major fundraising events, including annual dinners, the London Marathon, and the ForRangers Ultra. Vasily also curates our annual special events calendar, including managing the Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture.

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Credit: Jimmy Rutherford

Yasmin Morowa
Operations and Finance Lead

Yasmin manages all aspects of the office and finances for Save the Rhino, helping us to use our systems effectively and ensure that our office is running smoothly. Yasmin also oversees membership and merchandise.

Our Honorary President:

  • David Stirling (co-founder)

Our Trustees:

  • Alistair Weaver
  • Claire Curtin
  • George Stephenson
  • Adam Barber
  • Joe Steidl
  • Megan Greenwood
  • Sianne Haldane

Our Patrons:

Douglas Adams (founder patron)
Michael Werikhe (founder patron)
Polly Adams, Benedict Allen, Clive Anderson, Louise Aspinall, Nick Baker, Simon Barnes, Paul Blackthorne, Suzi Bullough, Mark Carwardine, Giles Coren, Mark Coreth, Dina de Angelo, Robert Devereux, Kenneth Donaldson, Sam Fletcher, Christina Franco, Jim Hearn, Tim Holmes, Ben Hoskyns-Abrahall, Angus Innes, Fergal Keane, Tom Kenyon-Slaney, Francesco Nardelli, Martina Navratilova, Viscount Petersham, Alex Rhind, Mark Sainsbury, Alec Seccombe, Tira Shubart, James Sunley, William Todd-Jones, Friederike von Houwald, Jack Whitehall.

Our Ambassadors:

Lara Jackson

Chris (Rhino Boy) Green