Before joining the CLP team in September 2022, Olivia was responsible for the strategic development, fundraising and leadership of the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) flagship capacity building initiative, the EDGE of Existence Programme. Olivia is passionate about building conservation capacity across biodiverse-rich countries to support the growth and development of local conservation leaders. She is experienced in overseeing the selection, funding and evaluation of conservation projects, design and delivery of in-person and online training courses and the progression of conservation partnerships. Prior to ZSL, Olivia worked as a project manager for an environmental charity where she managed their small grant-giving programme. She has an MSc in Conservation from the University of Sussex during which she conducted research projects in East Africa and Central America.