Qualifications BA (Hons)
At the Zoo
South East Asia
UK & Europe
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I am passionate about working together to inspire positive change and help protect the natural world. I graduated with a degree in Business Studies and Communications from the University of Liverpool in 2013. Since then, I have worked in events, business and in the charitable sector where I was responsible for community development projects in Uganda and Tanzania.
I have managed the development of community projects in Zanzibar, Tanzania, to encourage positive behaviour change in the tourism sector, and specifically with tour boat operators, to help protect the incredible marine species in the area. Upon moving back to Chester and working in business development, I gained a strong network of contacts within the city which led me to Chester Zoo.
Joining Chester Zoo as its Sustainable Palm Oil City Project Officer in 2018, I led the highly celebrated project that saw the city of Chester become the world’s first Sustainable Palm Oil City - with more than 50 businesses in the city using sustainable/ RSPO certified palm oil in their supply chains.
My aim is to now inspire other communities across the country, and around the world, to follow in our footsteps and use Chester Zoo’s blueprint as a guide to success. When a community is signed up to the project, my role is to provide support to the lead partner and help them achieve sustainable palm oil status. Along with this, I still work closely with our Chester champions/businesses, supporting them where needed with their sustainability and engaging new businesses with the project to further increase the positive impact on the rainforests of South East Asia – the place where palm oil is predominantly grown and has the biggest impact on wildlife.
If you would like to lead your community to sustainable status, then please do get in touch for more information, and together we can prevent extinction.