We are proud of the diversity of talents that have come together to make UCF tick. Since our founding in 2001, we have been blessed to have the most ambitious and passionate trustees whose love for Uganda’s natural heritage and their lifelong passion for conservation have helped steer us to great heights.
Drawing from a wealth of experience in fields as diverse as tech, strategy development, conservation, corporate communications and non-profit background, our trustees are always thinking two steps ahead and guiding UCF through the ever-changing landscape of the non-profit world.
Suzy Fox (Chairperson) is an American citizen living and working in London. She joined UCF as a Trustee in 2011. Her interest in Uganda commenced when friends moved there and in 2009 she first visited. She enjoyed the natural beauty, wildlife and charming people so much that she made a return visit in December 2010. Her return visits have been annual and enabled her to understand the challenges in the parks and with UWA as well as make local friends. Suzy now uses her management skills to contribute to the development and potential of Uganda. Besides her passion for Uganda, she is an avid sailor and loves to bake. She works as a COO in the tech industry in London and holds an MBA in International Business and Marketing.
Dharmika Clift (Honourable Treasurer) – short bio to follow.
Sally Case (Trustee) is the Executive Director of the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, and former CEO of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. She has a life-long passion for conservation, wildlife protection and animal welfare. She is a regular traveller to Africa, and particularly enjoys spending time in rural areas meeting the communities living alongside key wildlife areas. She supports a number of organisations seeking to bring about positive change for the benefit of the people and the wildlife in these areas. Sally is keen to use her legal skills and many years of charitable experience to support the future development of UCF. In her spare time she enjoys walking, running and going to the opera.
Michael Keigwin MBE (Trustee) is the Founding Trustee of UCF and has worked in Uganda since 1997. Michael’s love for Uganda stems from his uncle being a warden in Murchison Falls National Park in the 1960s. Prior to UCF, Michael developed and ran the Elephants, Crops and People project in southern Queen Elizabeth National Park. In 2006 Michael returned to the UK to carry out an MBA at Durham University obtaining a Distinction grade, and then joined Deloitte’s strategy group in London. In 2012 Michael returned to Uganda to support the Uganda Wildlife Authority recovery Murchison Falls from poaching and support the development of the region. Michael owns and runs various businesses in Uganda and continues to support his passion for sport through Kyadondo Rugby Club where he is Vice Chair. In 2016 Michael was awarded an MBE for services to conservation.
Tim Came (Trustee) His passion for Uganda stemmed from his father being born in Kabale on the Congo border in 1932. Tim was brought up on stories his Grandmother told him about the vast concentrations of mammals in the Murchison Falls National Park and living in Uganda in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Tim moved to Southern Africa in the late 1990’s and spent 12 years running safaris in Zambia, latterly in the South Luangwa and the Kafue National Parks. Tim is a life-long Conservationist and is now UK based. He is keen to help develop the long term strategic vision and direction of UCF with the support of his fellow Trustees.