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
 
Francis Legei
Francis Legei
Commanding Officer
 
Bernard Gichuhi
Bernard Gichuhi
Chief Financial Officer
 
Samar Ntalamia
Samar Ntalamia
Education Programmes
Manager
Daniel ole Sambu
Daniel Ole Sambu
Predator Protection
Programme Coordinator
Antony Kasanga
Antony Kasanga
Wildlife Crime Prosecutions
& Courtroom Monitoring
Jeremy Goss
Jeremy Goss
Head of Conservation
Communication and Science
Bernard Kiptoo
Bernard Kiptoo
M&E Officer
Jackline Sempeyo
Jackline Sempeyo
Head of Stores
John Kasaine
John Kasaine
M&E Field Officer
Josphat Saiko
Josphat Saiko
Senior Sergeant
Rombo & Kimana
Kennedy Nkonina
Kennedy Nkonina
Finance Assistant
 
Nikki Best
Nikki Best
Head of Reporting and
Conservation Education
Fred Njagi
Fred Njagi
Chief Administration
Officer
Dennis Parstitau
Dennis Parstitau
ICT Officer
 
Lilian Sailepu
Lilian Sailepu
HEC Fence Project Officer
 
Benson Kibet
Benson Kibet
M&E Field Officer
 
Jackson Nkanoni
Jackson Nkanoni
Human Resource
Officer
Richard Lamisi
Richard Lamisi
M&E Assistant
 
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Samuel Kaanki
Maasai Olympics Coordinator
 
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Michael Tipaai
Conservation Education
Officer
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Ernest Lenkoina
Rangeland Program Manager
 
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James Abuga
Grants Accountant
 
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Tom Kihoro
Workshop Manager
 
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Josephine Mutunkei
Procurement Officer
 
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Abraham Nkapapa
Education Program
Coordinator
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