Terry Davidson – Chairman
Terry Davidson comes from a banking background, working for Citibank for many years as well as being the CEO of Kenya Commercial Bank. Today, Terry is theoretically retired but still sits on numerous boards. He has been the chairman of The Maa Trust for many years, having taken over from founder and friend, Ron Beaton.
Dr. Morompi ole Ronkei
During a ten year period at the University of Oregon, Morompi ole Ronkei completed a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in journalism. Since returning to Kenya, Dr. Morompi ole Ronkei has served with Compassion International in different roles for over ten years serving for six years as area director of programs for Africa Area. Ole Ronkei is a well-respected Maasai elder and his input in invaluable.
As a young man, through support from the Trust’s founder, Ron Beaton, Jackson rose to become one of the first Maasai guides in the Mara and is now a partner in a safari camp. He is particularly well known through being a presenter on BBC’s Big Cat Diaries. As a conservationist, Jackson is a great asset to the Trust’s board.
Lorna first came to the Mara as the assistant manager of a safari camp in Olare Motorogi Conservancy, where she worked for four years. During this time her interest in the sustainability of the Maasai communities alongside wildlife developed considerably, until her passion lay more with conservation than with tourism. Lorna worked voluntarily with The Maa Trust to set up the beading groups that became Maa Beadwork and now as well as being a trustee, she works part time with the team, developing designs, social media presence and customer relations.
Greg Monson is managing director of Kicheche Camps, which have camps in three conservancies in the Mara. He is also chairman of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy management board. Greg represents the vital link between conservancies and the Trust.
Paul has previously worked as Divisional Director of Operations for Kenya Commercial Bank but he has recently moved to AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa) as their Chief Operating Officer. Paul is also a Maasai elder who is passionate about ensuring the survival of the Mara ecosystem and supporting Maasai communities.
Neil is a Senior Human Resources Executive. Having worked for many large companies, including Novartis and Pepsico, he is currently Chief Human Resources Officer and Special Advisor to the President in AGRA. Neil has only recently joined the board of The Maa Trust, but we really appreciate his support and enthusiasm.
For over 30 years Bill Winter’s family business has been showing the beauty of Africa to guests from all over the World via luxury mobile tented safaris. Bill is one of the original and longest serving supporters of the Trust.