UCF Trustees & Staff

Trustees

Suzy Fox - Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Suzy is an American citizen living and working in London. She joined UCF as a Trustee in 2011. Her interest in Uganda commenced when friends moved there in 2008 and in 2009 she first visited. She enjoyed the natural beauty, wildlife and charming people so much that she made a return visit in December 2010. Suzy now wishes to use her skills to contribute to the development and potential of Uganda. She is currently a COO in the tech industry, holds an MBA in International Business and Marketing and in her free time enjoys sailing, baking and watching rugby.

Michael Keigwin, MBE - Trustee.

Michael is the Founding Trustee of UCF and has worked in Uganda since 1997. Michael’s love for Uganda stems from his uncle being a warden in Murchison Falls National Park in the 1960s. Prior to UCF, Michael developed and ran the Elephants, Crops and People project in southern Queen Elizabeth National Park. In 2006 Michael returned to the UK to carry out an MBA at Durham University obtaining a Distinction grade, and then joined Deloitte’s strategy group in London. In 2012 Michael returned to Uganda to support the Uganda Wildlife Authority recovery of Murchison Falls from poaching and support the development of the region. Michael owns and runs various businesses in Uganda and continues to support his passion for sport through Kyadondo Rugby Club where he is Vice Chair. In 2016 Michael was awarded an MBE for services to conservation.

Patrick Jackson - Trustee. 

Patrick has been a Trustee since 2001. Having spent several years guiding safaris in Zimbabwe and Zambia including time as an Honorary Ranger with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Paddy completed an MSc in Conservation Biology at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) in 1998. A former Director of Friends of Conservation UK he is now a corporate communications consultant.

Sally Case - Trustee.

Sally is the Executive Director of the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, and former CEO of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. She has a life long passion for conservation, wildlife protection and animal welfare. She is a regular traveller to Africa, and particularly enjoys spending time in rural areas meeting the communities living alongside key wildlife areas. She supports a number of organisations seeking to bring about positive change for the benefit of the people and the wildlife in these areas.  Sally is keen to use her legal skills and many years of charitable experience to support the future development of UCF. In her spare time she enjoys walking, running and going to the opera.

Tim Came - Trustee.

Tim Came's passion for Uganda stemmed from his father being born in Kabale on the Congo border in 1932. Tim was brought up on stories his Grandmother told him about the vast concentrations of mammals in the Murchison Falls National Park and living in Uganda in the 1930's and 1940's. Tim moved to Southern Africa in the late 1990's and spent 12 years running safaris in Zambia, latterly in the South Luangwa and the Kafue National Parks. Tim is a life long Conservationist and is now UK based. He is keen to help develop the long term strategic vision and direction of UCF with the support of his fellow Trustees.

 

Staff
UCF currently employs no staff but operates in the UK through the goodwill and support of the Trustees and a number of valued volunteers in particular Mrs Prue Keigwin, mother of the founder.
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