Tom Ogilvie-Graham is one of our founding trustees, inspired by his belief that the creation of WVI could fill a gaping hole in the multidisciplinary world of conservation.
Having qualified as a vet from the University of Edinburgh, Tom went on to gain an MSc in nutrition and microbiology from Reading, as well as completing a doctorate from Edinburgh in animal behaviour and being awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Cornell University.
In addition to his veterinary expertise, Tom was called to the Bar by Gray's Inn and rose through the ranks of the British Army (Household Cavalry) to become Head of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Since retiring from the army in 2011 Tom has become CEO of the St John Eye Hospital Group in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza. He has set up genetic research programmes with Hadassah University and built new hospitals in Gaza, Hebron and Jerusalem, as well as extending the mobile clinic outreach across the region.
Tom has also been working in the field of sustainable energy and visits Sumatra and Borneo regularly. His principal wildlife interest is African mammals and he visits projects related to this in eastern and southern Africa as regularly as possible.