Our planet faces an environmental challenge on an unprecedented scale. Habitat destruction is leading directly to an alarming loss of species.
Never has the need for effective conservation leadership been so great
As individuals we can only do so much to stem the tide, but as Greta Thunberg has proved, when leaders stand up for what they believe in and find their voice they can engage those around them. In time they can even influence wider change - inside-out leadership brought to life
I am proud to be the inaugural Chair of the Osprey Leadership Foundation, a charity created by entrepreneur Dr Tim Mackrill, which exists to inspire and enable tomorrow’s conservation leaders in the UK and Africa
Inspired by the migratory path of the Osprey, of which Tim is an internationally renowned expert, the charity focuses on education programmes in schools, supporting young leaders in their first conservation roles, funding university bursaries and running a Stars of the Future scheme with personalised support opportunities
Last year we launched the Osprey Leadership Academy, a free of charge programme designed to build and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence of participants in both conservation and leadership, through innovative on-line learning
More about the Osprey Leadership Foundation and Academy here