Helen has been leading SOS since 2005. She has been responsible for developing several programmes and partnerships which are making a substantial contribution to the protection of Sumatran orangutans, their forests and their future, and is passionate about breaking the link between development and deforestation. Helen has a Masters degree in Primate Conservation, has conducted research examining the impact of the expansion of oil palm plantations on the conservation status of orangutans, and is a Fellow of the RSA. She says: “We’re thinking long-term, big-picture, striving to bring about fundamental changes to the way that Sumatra’s forests and wildlife are valued, managed and protected. “
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.
Tim joined SOS as Development Manager in 2019. He has worked in fundraising for more than 7 years, alongside over 15 years of senior executive and organisational leadership experience in both commercial and non-profit sectors, most recently as Director of a UK children’s charity in SE Asia where he saw the devastating effects of deforestation at first hand.
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.