Meet the team

Collectively ESA has over 150+ years of experience in agriculture and wildlife, biodiversity and game reserve establishment and management.

ESA Directors

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Clive Poultney

Chief Executive Officer

Clive has had a diverse and fulfilling career, starting as a teacher and moving swiftly to conservation education and training. Being ambitious, he has always gravitated towards leadership positions, and is drawn to developing and initiating new projects and initiatives – he was headhunted by WWF-SA to lead the start-up team for the Southern African Wildlife College in 1996; head-hunted to lead the Conservation and Guiding Chamber in the newly established Tourism Education and Training Authority (THETA) in 2000; and secured the funding and managed to successful conclusion, a R129 million national Conservation training project (2002 – 2005).

He left formal employment to start his own consulting company in 2005, being privileged to implement conservation development projects throughout Africa, including Malawi, Uganda, DRC, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda and South Africa. 

In 2017, ESA was formed, giving voice to Clive’s sincere belief that if people are not put at the centre of conservation solutions, there is little chance of permanently solving the challenges faced.

On the side, he is a passionate mountain biker, fly fisherman and ex-ultra-distance runner, and generally enjoys being outdoors.

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Mark Ford

Chief Financial Officer

Qualified C.A. and ESA director has been involved in building financial models for agriculture over the last 5 years.

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Motsepe Moloto

Chief Operating Officer

25 years’ experience in retail, ICT and Conservation sectors as a professional with a demonstrated history in capacity building and business enterprise development.

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David Bozas

Head of ESA-KZN

Extensive experience in game reserve development, having developed Thula Thula and Mayibuye game reserves in KZN. David also has extensive experience with community development and elephant and rhino reintroductions.

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ESA team

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Zanele Mathonsi

Projects Coordinator

A member of the Public Relations Institute of South Africa, Zanele has experience in project co-ordinating, logistics and administration gained over the years affiliated with organisations like the Southern African Wildlife College.

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