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.
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.