The CCF UK community is strong and growing. We are led by a small, hands-on board with numerous advisors and volunteers around the country. Award-winning wildlife photographers Jontahan and Angela Scott are patrons of CCF.
CCF UK Patrons
“As UK Patrons of CCF we are committed to supporting the tireless efforts of Dr Laurie Marker and her team of dedicated researchers and volunteers in their quest to ensure a future for this most endangered of Africa’s big cats.”
CCF UK Board of Trustees
Chair: Peter Jarman trained as a chartered architect at University College London and was responsible for various major commercial buildings as architect and design director in London and Cambridge. He co-founded Wrenbridge Land Ltd in 1994, which has become a premier property group in London and the South East. As well as managing the business, Peter is also responsible for the delivery of all Wrenbridge projects. The company has assets under management and development of £845m and is part owned by Palmer Capital who manage investment funds with a value close to £1Bn.
Peter is a keen sportsman and interested in the arts, having been a Trustee of Wysing Arts and advisor to local and regional arts organisations. He has travelled extensively throughout Africa and is a keen supporter of wildlife conservation. Peter has a particular interest in how wildlife conservation can be a positive influence on the economies of local communities.
Treasurer: Carole Nicholson, an FCA, spent 14 years with MEPC plc, UK’s 2nd largest quoted property company at the time, as Group Treasurer and Finance Director of UK operations. This was followed by 10 years in consulting and Finance Director roles, including Excel conference centre and BPD plc, a start-up pharmaceutical business. She has also been a NED and Chair of Audit Committees in several Government departments. Carole became a Trustee of Action in Rural Sussex in 2010 and was Honorary Treasurer until November 2014, joining Sussex Wildlife Trust as Honorary Treasurer and Trustee in November 2011. She then became the first female Chairman of the Sussex Wildlife Trust, the largest UK nature conservation organisation. Carole’s interest in wildlife and habitat was kindled in Africa through friendship with CCF UK Patrons, Jonathan and Angie Scott, and travel throughout Africa over the last 20 years. On a visit to CCF in Namibia, Carole was inspired by the charity’s work and as a result, volunteered there for several weeks in 2015. The opportunity to join the Board of CCF UK is the culmination of this interest.
Dr. Jane Galton is a fundraising consultant in international development, based in the UK. She has a BSc Zoology, PhD Immunology and MBA (Marketing and Strategic Management) and spent many years as a research scientist in the USA and UK, developing immunotherapies for gastrointestinal cancers, and renal and bone marrow transplantation. Post MBA, she held senior positions in management consulting and business development for KPMG and Deloitte & Touche in their Middle East and Nigeria offices. Subsequently, she has been a senior manager and fundraiser in the international development sector in health and disability, in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Jane has a keen interest in wildlife and was previously a founding member of the Space for Giants UK board of trustees. She brings her extensive experience in fundraising to help CCF resource its conservation programmes.
Phillip Wale began his career in UK Gilt Edged & convertible bonds, spending ten years at Goldman Sachs in New York and then London, as co-head of pan-European equities. He managed the equity businesses at Commerzbank and then at Knight Securities, where he was appointed European CEO. In 2004 he moved into fund management as CIO of a multi-strategy hedge fund, returning to the sell-side in 2007 with Collins Stewart working closely with the expansion of the wealth management product. Phillip joined Seymour Pierce, the corporate & institutional broker and wealth manager, in 2010 and was appointed its Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Between 2012 and 2016 he was Chief Executive Officer of Panmure Gordon & Co. Prior to joining WHIreland in August 2018, Phillip was Head of Fixed Income (Europe) at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe.