Meet the team


Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Brian Heath (O.G.W.), Director

Brian has over 40 years’ experience working with wildlife and cattle in Kenya.  He has spent the last twelve years managing the Mara Triangle for Mara Conservancy.  In this role Brian has developed a strong team that is deployed in the management and security of the Triangle as well as the other conservancies under his remit.

Brian supports the Seiya team members in pursuit of further training and qualifications.  He has a broad ranging skill set, but have particular expertise in managing relationships both between stakeholders and government officials as well as local communities. In May 2015, Brian was appointed to the board of the Kenya Wildlife Service.


Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Sue Heath, Director

Sue has 40 years’ experience working in a variety of environments, rural, bush and urban, farm, small business and corporate.  She has valuable skills in organisation, people and team management.

Sue’s strength lies in creative problem solving and crisis management, she enjoys the challenging nature of problem solving in Kenya where resources and skilled people can be difficult to locate.  “I enjoy working both as part of a team as I have most recently in Newport Africa and independently as I have done for much of my experience”.  Sue has spent time working in the hospitality industry and she has developed skills in managing people, suppliers and clients and has learned the importance of building and maintaining relationships with all those she comes in contact with.

 


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Patrick Siparo

Patrick has had various roles within the public service of Kenya, the private sector and donor funded projects over the last 20 years.  Patrick is currently working for Seiya Limited, based in the Mara North Conservancy.  Prior to this he headed Bright Green Project (BGP) a project that improves community livelihoods.

Prior to this Patrick worked at the Northern Rangelands Trust in charge of seven conservancies, working as a mentor to the managers, supporting the boards in governance, board training & community conservation awareness programmes. As well as taking the lead within NRT in assessing then starting new conservancies and leading NRT conflict mitigation initiatives.