Kate Ford - Communications Manager
Kate is continuing a long family history of loving rhinos. In Zimbabwe, her father grew up next door to a rhino call Rupert, a 6 month old orphan who lost his mother in a flood during the creation of Lake Kariba. Until Rupert was released back into the wild, Kate’s dad spent his childhood sneaking over to his neighbour’s house so he could play with the young rhino.
His love of this incredible species has never dwindled and neither has Kate’s. After a childhood full of nature and stories of her father’s rhino neighbour, Kate went on to read Animal and Plant Biology at the University of Sheffield. During her degree, and for a time after, Kate worked as a Wildlife Keeper at the British Wildlife Centre presenting animal talks and looking after everything from badgers and foxes to owls and otters.
Kate joined Save the Rhino International as Communications Manager in October 2017 after working for the Gatsby Charitable Foundation as the Communications Officer and working at BBSRC as the Editor and Content Producer.
At Save the Rhino Kate looks after the website, social media, The Horn magazine and other publications, as well as press and PR, and the organisation's relationships with schools and community fundraisers.