David Hill - Events Manager
David grew up in rural Ireland with the freedom to roam the coastlines and uplands of the Glens of Antrim and his grand parents’ farm on the banks of the River Maine. As a member of the local scout troop David became inspired by Robert Baden Powell and Irish countryside campaigner Wilfrid Merydith Capper, and later American naturalists like Yvon Chouinard and John Muir. These formative years sparked a love of travel and adventure, open spaces and flora and fauna.
Music was a big part of early life. David’s father listened to a lot of folk and country music but in his early teens David fell in love with the electric guitar and began to lead bands and write songs, in particular guitar driven punk rock.
Eventually David decided to pursue a career in the music industry leading him to work in Belfast, Nottingham and London, spending 9 years working at live gigs, festivals and industry conferences.
Still having an interest in conservation and environmental issues he decided to pivot in his career path; searching to find a place of work that offered more fulfilment than past experiences. He wanted to use the skills learned along the way to do something positive.
David came to Save the Rhino as the Events Manager in July 2017 and is responsible for fundraising events such as the Annual Dinner and the Ride London 100 team, as well as keeping in touch with our motivating and inspiring community fundraisers.
David has a lust for travel, seeking thrills, music, food and beer. In his own time David can be found kayaking on the rocky cascades of Britain’s classic white water rivers or in a friendly restaurant, bar or music venue.
Having spent the last year nursing a hand and shoulder injury, rugby and rock climbing will soon reappear on the agenda.