Chairman: Sir John Rose
Born in Malawi and having lived in Uganda, Nigeria and Lesotho, Sir John Rose understands first-hand the importance of integrating the needs of rural populations with conservation of wild and remote African places. Currently the Chairman of the Holdingham Group, Deputy Chairman of Rothschild Continuation Holdings and a Senior Adviser to N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, Sir John also makes time for numerous charitable involvements, acting as a Trustee to the Eden Project, the Baker Dearing Trust and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Dolika Banda is an independent consultant with extensive experience in banking and development finance. Managing portfolios of several billion US dollars, she has served with Citibank, Barclays, the IFC, CDC Group and the African Union’s African Risk Capacity Insurance Company. She currently holds several board roles and is a Global Ambassador to the Global Steering Group on Impact Investing (GSG). She is passionate about education and climate resilience (in which she includes a passion for wildlife and nature preservation) as the means to achieve inclusive, transparent and fair economic development for all.
Mark has been an investor for over 30 years in New York, London and Sydney. Mark holds a BA from Oxford University and a BSC (Hons) from Melbourne University. He is a former Treasurer of the Oxford Union.
Thierry Dalais was instrumental in the establishment of the Foundation and securing the support and collaboration of the Time + Tide affiliated tourism businesses. Thierry qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa and has had a career of entrepreneurship in the private equity investment industry in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. He is currently chairman of Metier, a private equity firm focused on growth capital investment as well as the renewable energy, waste and water sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. He currently serves as the director of a number of listed and unlisted companies and trusts including industry bodies promoting private investment in Africa.
James Orford is the managing director of the Lombard Insurance Group. Previously, James was a finance executive at Yellowwoods Ventures Investments, a financial services investment group based in Johannesburg. He has 18 years of institutional investment experience and holds an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. James is an avid diver, flyfisherman and birder.
Carolyn is an experienced Sydney-based Director, CFO, and executive leader who has extensive financial and commercial expertise across a broad range of industries. Carolyn’s roles have included CFO of Lonely Planet Group, CFO of ASX listed Melbourne IT Ltd and CFO of private equity manager MH Carnegie & Co. Carolyn has provided financial, strategic and operational support to a number of philanthropic ventures, including the Time + Tide Foundation team prior to joining the Council in 2020.