the UK Trust


Perry is a cousin of David Lloyd, who founded the Kasanka Trust in 1987 and is the current Chair of the UK Trust. After university, Perry started his working life as a fund manager but left the City to co-found a property services business in the early 1980s. From this base, Perry has led the expansion of Pinnacle Group of which he is Chief Executive.  Pinnacle is now a leading private sector provider of services and investment into the social and physical regeneration of communities. Perry graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Economics and Politics.

Barrister at 1 Crown Office Row in the Temple, London. Varied practice, including in environmental, health, and administrative (in particular national security) law. Called to the English Bar in 1990; QC in 2010; called to Northern Irish Bar 2016. Zoology graduate from Oxford University, then worked as a safari guide in Zambia before turning to law. Has travelled extensively in Zambia and more widely in southern Africa, including stints working in Kafue NP and Kasanka NP. Lifelong interest in natural history, in particular birds and insects, and under water. Co-author of various papers on hoverflies and butterflies. Author of chapter on nature conservation in Environmental Law, Burnett-Hall, 2nd ed. Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and of the Royal Geographical Society. Trustee of Buglife (invertebrate conservation) and former trustee of the International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature. Lives in Hampshire with family and many animals (including guinea fowl).
Director at Pinnacle Power, Holborn, London. The business designs, installs and manages energy infrastructure specialising in district heat provision. Chartered Accountant (ACA) having qualified with Smith and Williamson in 2009. Geography graduate from University of Edinburgh. Worked at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya for several months over the course of a couple of summers gaining exposure to conservation, park management, maintenance and safari tourism. Maintains a keen interest in wildlife and conservation. Lives in London with wife and two sons.
Tim Torrington is an Oxford geology graduate who started his working career as a prospector in the bush in Zimbabwe and Zambia he later became involved in the search for oil in Africa and was particularly instrumental in the discovery of oil in the Western Rift Valley of Uganda. For some years, he chaired the EU Energy Committee in the House of Lords. He is now retired, but tries to visit Zambia and Kenya regularly and retains a strong interest in African Wildlife conservation.
Martin FIELD
Retired barrister/judge of the Immigration Appeals Court; formerly a District Officer/Resident Magistrate/Senior State Prosecutor in Northern Rhodesia/Zambia from 1960-71; Experience of life in rural areas as a District Officer included supervising game lodges at Luambe, Nsefu and Nyika which imbued a lifelong love of the bush and its wildlife. The late David LLoyd OBE, who rediscovered Kasanka NP, was a close friend from college days – thus Martin has supported the Kasanka Trust since its inception; Eldest son Charlie spent his gap year assisting David at Kasanka in the late eighties, forging a strong family allegiance to Kasanka. Lives in Surrey and is an active fundraiser for the Kasanka Trust.

Gretta lived in Zambia for 60 years. During her time there, she worked in education, but was also involved in oversight of the work of a number of NGOs and charitable projects. Since returning to live in Hertfordshire, she has maintained her links with some of these projects. Wildlife conservation is an area which is of particular interest to her. She and her late husband knew the area around Kasanka well, even before it became a conservation area. They supported and were involved in Kasanka over many years. Gretta returns to Zambia annually and a visit to Kasanka where possible, is always part of her itinerary.

Fergus has made several trips to Zambia and has visited the Kasanka national park and Lavushi Manda conservation area. He is currently working in Bristol, England as a veterinary surgeon. He is a conservationist at heart and has been working to raise funds and increase awareness of the amazing things being achieved in Kasanka.

UK Chartered Accountant, Graduate of Edinburgh University (MA Philosophy & Eng Lit) and from Insead (MBA). Director of Gasfin Development, a specialist provider of infrastructure for liquefied natural gas distribution. Gasfin is currently developing sub-saharan Africa’s first LNG import terminal in Ghana.  Roland lived for two years in Lusaka whilst working with CDC and has travelled widely around the country both for work and for leisure.  He is a keen amateur naturalist – an interest he shares with his wife and three children and pursues whether home in Hampshire or abroad.

Christopher BEVAN-HILL
Michael PENNY
Trust Secretary

Michael qualified is a chartered accountant with KPMG and has held senior financial positions in several companies including Whitbread, Time Warner, Focus Wickes and more recently the Pinnacle Group. Michael is a pluralist and uses his time to support and advise start up companies and is Executive of a large DB pension scheme and Trustee of the Ramblers.  Michael has always had a passion for the outdoors and travelling and exploring the beauty of the natural world.