Colin Church New MEP Chairman by CEO Marc Goss

After serving as chairman of the Mara Elephant Project board of trustees for three years, Brian Health is stepping down as chair, but remaining on the board. Brian has presided over MEP’s start from just an idea to a boots on the ground project that is making an impact in the Mara. During Brian’s service to MEP’s board, MEP has increased our areas of operation, reduced poaching, expanded our partnership networkand elephant research database. Brian’s deep experience of the Mara has certainly guided MEP to success and on behalf of all of the trustees and staff I’d like to thank him for his commitment, leadership and wise counsel.

Mara Elephant Project is pleased to announce that long-time Trustee Colin Church is the new chairman of the MEP board of trustees. This is a progressive board step that ensures continuity of governance of the organization. Colin has served as a trustee since 2015 and has managed conservation projects and businesses in Kenya for 40 years. He was chairman of the Rhino Ark from 2000 to 2012 which is instrumental in fencing Kenya’s Water Towers. His previous positions include: chairman of Kenya Wildlife Service, founding member and past chairman of the Public Relations Society of Kenya and president of The International Public Relations Association; the global body developing the public relations profession.


As his first step as the new chairman, Colin spent three days at MEP HQ with me visiting rangers in the field and meeting with other staff and trustees (pictured left). We look forward to Colin’s tenure as the chairman of the MEP board of trustees and benefitting from his vast experience in conservation and leadership roles in other organizations.