WVI is privileged to have such distinguished people recognising the value of WVI’s work
Ever since graduating from Bristol Vet School in 1996, Steve Leonard has combined working as a small animal vet with being a TV wildlife presenter, filming documentaries around the globe for the BBC, ITV and Animal Planet.
Matt Brash has always had a passion for the care, rehabilitation and return to the wild of wildlife, although he was in general veterinary practice for over twenty years before turning his full attention to working with wildlife and zoo animals.
As an avid childhood watcher of Daktari, the fictional adventures of a vet and his family at an animal behaviour study centre in East Africa, Godfrey Cromwell can claim WVI-style enthusiasm from an early age.
As a renowned artist in both the UK and US, as well as an entrepreneur, Peregrine is no stranger to making things happen.
Nicholas Fairfax is a qualified barrister with an impressive background in the private sector, having held various leading positions in the shipping and marine insurance industries during his thirty-year career.
Kate has been a Patron of WVI since its beginnings in 2004. She is perhaps best known for presenting iconic shows such as the BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch.
Brig. Dr. Tom Ogilvie-Graham
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.