Founder, Director of Finance and Sales
A passionate conservationist, Jo has a background in ecology, environmental assessment, specialist tour guiding and journalism. He is a co-founder of Carbon Tanzania responsible for business development and sustainability through financial management and sales. He guides the development of the company’s communications strategy and handles all client and investor relationships.
Jo co-founded Carbon Tanzania in 2007 as a response to the need to find innovative and long-term solutions to the degradation of nature, with a specific focus on deforestation. The organisation is a social enterprise that uses business principles to implement effective, efficient and smart conservation solutions that enable local resource owners to manage their natural resources in a sustainable and economically beneficial manner.
Jo brings a deep understanding of the ecology of forests and other terrestrial ecosystems to his work at Carbon Tanzania, recognising the need for integrated management of natural resources that genuinely includes the priorities of the people who exist in and around them