Singita, a conservation and ecotourism brand
with 15 luxury lodges and camps across four countries in Africa,
has appointed Inge Kotze as General Manager - Conservation.
Inge replaces Neil
Midlane, former GM Conservation Projects and Mark Witney,
Singita’s former CEO Conservation in the role.
The conservation team is responsible
for Singita’s biodiversity and sustainability initiatives, as well
as its community partnership programmes.
Inge joins Singita from the World Wide Fund for
Nature (WWF) where she was Senior Manager of Conservation
Integration for South Africa’s Environmental Programmes. In her 10 years with WWF, Inge
held various positions, including developing and leading the WWF
Sustainable Agriculture Programme, as well as coordinating an
innovative land stewardship partnership between the wine industry
and the conservation sector known as the Biodiversity & Wine
Trained as a Geographer, Inge spent her the first ten
years of her career working as a researcher for the CSIR’s
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services group, focusing on sound land
use, natural resource management – including invasive alien plant
management, freshwater conservation planning and cumulative
“Singita’s values, purpose and unique product
offering are in a class of their own,” said Inge. “My family and I spend most holidays
exploring Southern Africa’s protected areas, so it is with pride
that I join a team committed to a 100-year vision which benefits
wildlife and communities in these iconic areas. I look forward to
being part of this dynamic team, working closely with our
non-profit partners such as the Grumeti Fund, Malilangwe Trust and
Singita Lowveld Trust, contributing to long- term sustainable
conservation in a meaningful way.”
Inge is based at
Singita offices in Cape Town.
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