Big Life originally began operations in southern Kenya, and this is the largest project area in terms of funding and scope.

Big Life Kenya's headquarters is on Mbirikani Group Ranch, near Amboseli National Park, and this is where all administration and support staff are based. The HQ includes a full vehicle service center, tracker dog unit, central radio room, and employee housing for management staff.

This is the nerve center of all Kenyan operations, including management and logistics for hundreds of local Maasai rangers, more than 40 permanent outposts and tent-based field units, 13 vehicles, and aerial surveillance—protecting 2 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa.

 

Board of Directors

Richard Bonham
Richard Bonham
Co-Founder &
Executive Chairman of
Big Life in Kenya
 
Nick Brandt
Nick Brandt
Co-founder
 
 
 
Tom Hill
Tom Hill
Tom Hill, Co-Founder
& Treasurer
 
 
Dereck Joubert
Dereck Joubert
Board Director
 
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Patricia Luke
 
 
 

The Team

Benson Leyian
Benson N. Leyian
Chief Executive Officer
 
Craig Millar
Craig Millar
Chief Operating Officer
 
Bernard Gichuhi
Bernard Gichuhi
Chief Financial Officer
 
Fred Njagi
Fred Njagi
Chief Administration
Officer
Francis Legei
Francis Legei
Head of Security
 
Jeremy Goss
Jeremy Goss
Head of Conservation
Communication and Science
Nikki Best
Nikki Best
Head of Reporting and
Conservation Education
Samuel Kaanki
Samuel Kaanki
Maasai Olympics Coordinator
 
Antony Kasanga
Antony Kasanga
Court Monitoring Officer
 
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Tom Kihoro
Workshop Manager
 
Bernard Kiptoo
Bernard Kiptoo
M&E Manager
 
Joel Lekeni
Joel Lekeni
Community Health
Project Officer
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Ernest Lenkoina
Rangeland Program Manager
 
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Josephine Mutunkei
Procurement Officer
 
Samar Ntalamia
Samar Ntalamia
Education Program
Manager
Jackson Nkanoni
Jackson Nkanoni
Human Resource
Officer
Dennis Parstitau
Dennis Parstitau
ICT Officer
 
Lilian Sailepu
Lilian Sailepu
HEC Fence Project Officer
 
Daniel ole Sambu
Daniel Ole Sambu
Predator Protection
Program Coordinator
Jackline Sempeyo
Jackline Sempeyo
Head of Stores
 
Michael Tipaai
Michael Tipaai
Conservation Education
Officer
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