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Dr Andrew Venter Director, South Africa Office

Dr Andrew Venter, Director, South Africa Office

Dr Andrew Venter is the Director of CISL’s operations in South Africa (CISL SA). Andrew joins CISL SA from WILDTRUST, where he was CEO for 19 years. Over this period, he led the development of WILDTRUST into one of the region’s largest and most influential environmental organisations.


Andrew has a reputation for driving innovation in the sustainability sector, having led the development of a number of South Africa’s iconic environmental and social interventions, including Trees for Life, Recycling for Life, Food for Life, Khuthaza Business, the WILD SERIES, Greening your Future, Adopt-A-River, the Karkloof conservation area expansion, Somkhanda Community Game Reserve, the BLOOD LIONS film and impact campaign, the Blue Fund, Ocean Stewards, Whale Time, Blue Crew, Blue Port, #OnlyThisMuch, Ocean iMPAct, Oceans Alive, the Shark Conservation Project, Waste Uprising and the OUR OCEANS film and impact campaign.