Georgina Domberger – Director
Georgina’s grant-giving experience over 13 years has focused on Asia, Africa and South America, her work contributing to raising over £15m. As director, she has overseen big changes at WFN – when she joined in 2004, the charity was operated from a garden shed! Leaving Oxford in 2000 with a Modern History degree, Georgina gained experience in PR before completing her MSc Conservation (distinction, UCL, 2003), going on to work at London Wildlife Trust and London Biodiversity Partnership. In 2005, she helped develop the BBC Wildlife Fund, serving as trustee from 2008-13. Georgina is a mum of three, who inspire her every day to make this a better world.
Danni Parks – Deputy Director
Danni leads on the delivery of the Whitley Awards Ceremony and oversees WFN’s operations and Awards programmes. She keeps the charity in close contact with its international winner network numbering over 170 winners in 70 countries. She holds a Masters in Conservation Science from Imperial College London, and a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Sheffield. Danni has experience working for a number of conservation charities, including Earthwatch and the British Ecological Society, and joined WFN six years ago, in 2011.
Brian Johnson – Finance Manager
Formerly Managing Director of Guinness Cameroon and Finance Director of Guinness Africa, Brian, since his return to the UK, uses his core finance skills, to support charitable organisations on a part time basis. He has been with WFN since 2010 and acts as Treasurer/Finance Manager/Trustee of six other charities, several on a voluntary basis. An FCA, he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1975.
Georgie White – Donor Manager
Georgie manages WFN’s donor base and the partnerships through which grassroots conservation is supported. She oversees the charity’s donor communications whilst also supporting the team on events. Georgie holds a Masters in Conservation from University College London, and joined WFN in February 2017 from Synchronicity Earth. She has worked internationally on community development programmes across Asia and has a background in sustainable business.
Alison Rosser – Grants Manager
Alison looks after the grants administration for our Continuation Funding programme and assists with the Whitley Awards application process. She has worked with a number of conservation organisations including the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and TRAFFIC. Alison joined the team in January 2016 and works part-time.
Lora Davies – Office & Communications Manager
Lora is responsible for managing WFN’s office facilities, administration, IT and digital communications, and supports the team across events. Lora’s background is in theatre as an actor and director. She possesses a keen interest in conservation and is a regular volunteer with the London Wildlife Trust and ZSL London Zoo. Lora joined WFN in February 2017 and works part-time.