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Meet the Team

Koos Niemann - Programme Director

Koos has more than 17 years of experience in the bush and has worked as a reserve manager for a Big 5 reserve, security manager (head of anti-poaching for a private reserve), and he has been at LEO since 2007. Koos has matured a great experience with animal monitoring, game capture, reserve maintenance, alien plant control and conducting walks in the bush. He is an expert at tracking animals, he has a deep passion for conservation, anti-poaching and also has a great interest in birding. 
 

 

 

 


 

Sabrina Colombo - Programme Manager

Sabrina is from Milan in Italy, and after having played tennis for 20 years at high levels, obtaining a degree in tourism and working in luxury hotels, she decided to live the second dream of her life: studying lions and work for conservation. She came to LEO in 2011 /2012 as a volunteer and she literally fell in love with lions and the work done by LEO. She decided to go back to Italy, work for some months and come back to South Africa to do her FGASA Studies and become a field guide. She's now FGASA Level 1 and she got her Track and Sign Level 3. She started working at LEO in September 2012 as both a manager and guide. Her main passions are sport, nature, conservation, and in particular lions, rhinos, trees, flowers and reserve maintenance work.

 


 
JonJon Lindsay

Jon grew up in a joyous industrial wasteland in central England, which created in him a desire to get out of city life from an early age. However, he spent the last decade working in IT security, breaking things like ATMs, mobile phones, and operating systems, using his ill-gotten gains to fund outdoor pursuits such as mountaineering. Upon reaching the conclusion that governments, banks, and big businesses should at least in theory be able to look after themselves he packed everything in and decided to move full time into outdoor work, looking to work in environmental and nature conservation. He is interested in ecology and the sustainable use of the environment.

Jon currently maintains the LEO website and is back to the UK to further his studies in nature conservation, hoping to come back as soon as possible.