Meet Our Council for Hope​

The Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation Council for Hope is a group of highly respected and influential individuals from the fields of conservation, science, business, government, media and the arts. All have a passion for protecting our planet and perpetuating Jane’s legacy as an everlasting force for good.


Craig Foster

Craig Foster

Sea Change Project

Mr. January Makamba

Member of Parliament
Minister of Energy

Dario Merlo Kasuku

Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Kivu
International School

Hugo van Lawick

Imara Building Solutions Ltd

Merlin van Lawick

Communications Associate
Communications & Conservation Science
Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania


Razan Al Mubarak

Managing Director
Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
IUCN President
UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28

Nita Ing

Chairman, Continental Holdings Corporation
Hao Ran Foundation

Peter Ong

Wildlife Photographer and Advocate,
Founder of Project Monyet Malaysia

Dr. Vandana Shiva

Winner of the Right Livelihood Award
and founder of Navdanya

Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Laureate Professor,
Chairman of Yunus Centre and Founder of Grameen Bank


Prince Hussain Aga Khan

Founder and Director of Focused On Nature
Member of the Environment and Climate Committee and various boards of the Aga Khan Development Network

Sir Robert F.C. Eden Bt.

Sir Robert F.C. Eden Bt.

Co-Owner Chateau Maris & Senior Advisor to Invivo Group for Organic Viticulture

Rt Hon The Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

Madayo Kahle

President of Fondation Salvia
PhD in Religious Studies and entrepreneur
in Geothermal and other Renewable

Sir Brian May, CBE

Musician, Doctor of Astrophysics,
3-D stereoscopic photographic authority and advocate for animal rights

Benoît Merkt

Lawyer, Doctor in Law
Partner of the Swiss law firm Lenz & Staehelin
Member and President of several public utility foundations

Michael Neugebauer

Artist and Book Designer, Photographer
Founder and Publisher of “minedition” an internationally operating Children’s Book Publishing House

Robert-Jan van Ogtrop

Founder of Circle Economy
Board Member of PACE
“Going Circular” Executive Producer
Board Chairman of African Parks

Paul Polman

Influencer, business leader, campaigner,
Co-Author of “Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take”

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern

London School of Economics

North America

Alex Andrianopoulos

Chief R&D Officer
Kairos Ventures

William Archer

Archer Entertainment Law PC

Marc benioff

Marc Benioff

Chair and Co-CEO

Peter L. Biro

Founder, Section 1, Lawyer, Writer
Chair Emeritus,
Jane Goodall Institute, Global

Alexis Crump

Partner and Co-Chair of the
Commercial Lending Practice
Lewis Brisbois

Forrest Cuch

Indigenous Elder/Advisor

Dax Dasilva

Founder, Age of Union Alliance
Founder and Executive Chair,
Lightspeed Commerce Inc.

Jim Demetriades

CEO and Founder
Kairos Ventures

Azzedine Downes

President & CEO
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Alan H. H. Fleischmann

Founder, Chairman and CEO
Laurel Strategies

Eva Haller


Jeff Horowitz

Avoided Deforestation Partners
Environmental Film Producer

Bawa Jain

The Centre for Responsible Leadership

Bernie Krause, PhD

Soundscape Ecologist
President and CEO of Wild Sanctuary

Thomas D. Mangelsen

Professional nature photographer and conservationist
Co-founder The Cougar Fund

Stephan Margolis

Margolis Solution Inc.
Consultation for Private and Government Organizations

Reed Oppenheimer

Reed Jules Oppenheimer Foundation

Jon L. Stryker

President and Founder
Arcus Foundation

Dafna Tapiero

Laurel Strategies

Randall Tolpinrud

Pax Natura Foundation

South America

Iván Duque

Former President of Colombia

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