Allan Ward

Director | ORGANISATION: Forward Consulting | Kenya

Allan began his career in marine mammal research producing estimates of UK seal and Antarctic minke whale populations. There followed a dozen years in the pharmaceutical industry leading and managing teams in sales, marketing and business development.

In 2003 Allan started a leadership and management consultancy, and since then he has been passionately engaged in training and developing leaders in Europe, Africa, and other regions. In 2010 he moved from Scotland to live and work in Kenya where, among others, he has worked for world-class organisations such as Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Northern Rangelands Trust, and Tusk.

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Heiz Wadegu

Director | ORGANISATION: Forward Consulting | Kenya

Heiz is a leadership and management consultant who works to develop people at all levels by providing creative and innovative solutions. He has over 15 years of corporate career experience having worked with Topmark Management Consultants for over nine years and Mtoto Baraka, a children’s programme.

A member of the Association of Business Executives ABE (UK), through a higher diploma in Business Administration (BA). Currently based in Nairobi, Kenya working with Forward Consulting.

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Jessie Davie

Portfolio Director | ORGANISATION: Maliasili  | Kenya

Jessie is the Portfolio Director for Maliasili, an organisation that helps leading African conservation organizations become even stronger and more impactful. She leads the team in East and Southern Africa, using her decade of experience in African conservation to help ensure Maliasili delivers work that responds to the needs of its partners.

She has been with Maliasili since its early days, learning by doing, testing and adapting, and helping to grow the team, its portfolio of partners, and its services. She loves a clear strategic plan and loves even more when it guides an organisation across all of its work – from work planning to communications to management to M&E. Jessie lives in Arusha, Tanzania.

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