Helen has been leading SOS since 2005. She has a Masters degree in Primate Conservation, and prior to joining SOS, authored a campaign report for Friends of the Earth and the Ape Alliance: “The Oil for Ape Scandal – How Palm Oil is Threatening the Orangutan”. Helen has also conducted research examining the impact of the expansion of oil palm plantations on the conservation status of orangutans.
Rachel joined SOS in 2016. She has over 15 years’ experience of fundraising for UK charities, including Citizens Advice and the NSPCC.
Prior to this Rachel worked in commercial sales and marketing. Rachel’s role is to diversify and increase the income for SOS, enabling us to scale up the impact of our programmes and campaigns.
Lucy joined SOS in 2018. She has a Masters in Primate Conservation and has previously worked in conservation research, funding and communications for charities in Morocco and the UK. Lucy’s role within SOS is to support Rachel with fundraising, and to take a lead on communications.
Vicky joined SOS in 2018. She has worked in international conservation since 2007. Her career has taken her around the world, from leading grassroots great ape conservation organisations in Indonesia and Sierra Leone to technical roles at international NGOs Fauna & Flora International and Tree Aid. She specialises in strategic design, monitoring and evaluation and management of grant-giving facilities. Having lived in both Borneo and Sumatra, Vicky is delighted to be re-focussing her efforts on orangutan conservation. Her role as Grants Manager will ensure SOS’s partnerships are achieving maximum impact.