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Chris Daniel

Chris Daniel is the Chief Operational Officer for the Foundation. Being a fourth-generation South African from a farming background, he developed a love for nature that led to the successful completion of a B.Sc. Zoology Honours degree. From a young age he decided that he was to become a game ranger and after completing his Zoology Honour’s Degree, this is exactly what he did. 

His passion and dedication found him moving up the ranks in the Game Lodge industry, attaining a General Manager position in four different lodges. With a passion for nature and a clear understanding of animal behaviour, he longed to pass this knowledge onto his own children and the children of the world.

His passion for youth education culminated in a self-published and distributed conservation education book for kids. To date, it has been translated into 8 languages and has reached over 50 000 children in 13 countries globally. He is currently a member of the SANPark Lowveld Honorary Rangers with a career background as a Game Ranger, Lodge General Manager, Sales Manager and Educator.

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Helena Marais

Helena has been an instrumental part of Autotec Foundation since conception. With a background in administration, IT and web development together with graphic design, Helena's knowledge has been extremely valuable to the organization. Add several years of experience as a building project manager, her tenacity and the day to day project challenges of a foundation was completely manageable.

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Louise Williamson

A qualified nature conservationist, she has been working in rural communities and environmental education for the last 17 years, specializing in community projects that enable environmental sustainability and cleaner, greener energy.

This professional development positioned her to become an entrepreneur and translate a burgeoning idea into a socially inclusive product and business. She now has a practical mechanism that gives concrete expression to her passion for the environment and social upliftment.
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Liz Lambert

Liz has been actively involved in Environmental education with both school groups and teacher training. This has included developing and running environmental programmes with a strong focus on conservation and environmental awareness as well as equipping and developing life skills.

Liz has been part of an international programme that supports environmental learning in schools. She ran this programme in the rural areas on the borders of the Kruger National Park. Liz has assisted the training of both Educators and Subject Advisors with accredited training courses that support environmental content knowledge in the curriculum. In addition to this, Liz is involved at the South African Wildlife College lecturing in Environmental Education.

Her passion is to see young people experience nature and get actively involved in caring for it and it’s through this that herself and a colleague started ANTs 4 Africa (Adventure Nature Trails). ANTs 4 Africa runs camps for young people, teaching them bush skills, outdoor adventure and leadership development with an emphasis on having fun while learning in an outdoor classroom.
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Zuzette de Beer

Zuzette de Beer has always had a passion for nature, outdoor adventure, and people. This combination of passions led her to do her Degree in Nature Conservation, a National Certificate in Nature Tourism Guiding, and Abseil Supervisor course. After her studies, she went into the field of Environmental Education and Interpretation. This led her on a path of sharing her knowledge and passion for nature with children and adults alike, developing leadership and life skills and encouraging Educators to use nature as an outdoor classroom.

Zuzette has managed an Environmental Education centre in Kwa-Zulu Natal, run interpretive trails in various provinces, and was the provincial manager for an International Environmental Education Programme. She has facilitated the training of Educators and Subject Advisors in accredited courses and is involved in lecturing Environmental Education at the South African Wildlife College.

Zuzette and Liz Lambert established ANTZ 4 Africa in 2007 in order to get learners out the classroom and into the bush, helping Educators to make lessons more hands-on and practical.