Leopard Ecology & Conservation Leopard and Lion Research

Our Team

Nature conservation work must directly benefit the local population. For this reason, LEC offers employment opportunities to people from the surrounding area. The local team is complemented by specialists who take care of the various aspects of professional project management and by international scientists.

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

LEC Management

Monika Schiess-Meier, Managing Director, Project Founder
Dr Nicole Gusset, General Management
Dr Stephanie Kalberer, Head of Administration and Co-Managing Director
Alessandro Araldi, Field Research Coordinator
Fabian Haas, Community & Education Coordinator
Phana Segametsi Kegakilwe
, Administrator
Frances Hannah, Field Conservation Coordinator
Marianne Köpfler, Project Management Assistant
Philipp Schiess, IT Infrastructure
Lebogang Sophie Seolwana-Rampepele, Accounts and Administration Officer


Dr Genevieve Finerty, Head of Research
Alessandro Araldi, Field Research Coordinator
Pogiso Ithuteng, Field Assistant/ Tracker Supervisor
Sokwa Pudidaroma, Tracker/General Hand
Phalatsa Nkadima, Tracker/General Hand
Mosepele Mamou, Tracker/General Hand
Supula Monnaanoka, Tracker/General Hand
Meno Tshiama, Tracker
Mpho Tshiama, Tracker
Moisapodi Gana, Tracker
Tebelelo Gabaikanye, Camp Administration and Research Assistant
Trevor Balone, Research Assistant

Education Programme

Fabian Haas, Community & Education Coordinator
Frances Hannah, 
Field Conservation Coordinator
Tefo Gabanapelo, Community & Education Project Advisor
Kebaabetswe Alfred Mosweu, Community & Education Project Officer
Obakeng John Obotseng, Education Liaison Officer
Kefilwe Mumsy Mokgwathi, Community & Education Project Assistant
Tshoganetso Ernest Gagosimologe, Community Conservation Project Officer


Kobe Majafe, Camp Maintenance Manager
Goitseone Ithuteng, Camp Administrator
Komano Motsididi, Camp Administration and C&E Assistant
Neo Mosikare, Cook
Sebakeng Gabotshwanelwe, Housekeeper
Masente Ithuteng, Camp Maintenance Assistant


Ditshupo Kegakilwe, Gaborone Housekeeper