UK

The team in London is small but work hard to connect Uganda and Rwanda to the world. It is the home of our Marketing team and many of the company’s Finance functions so is an important link in the chain with guests and trade partners.

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Kevin James

Financial Controller

Kevin was born and grew up in Dorset, England. At 17 he left school and raced for a professional downhill mountain bike team training and racing throughout Europe. After taking a break and travelling in America, Asia and Australia, Kevin returned to the UK and graduated with a finance degree before qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2010. He was involved in a short-term assignment for Volcanoes in Kampala in 2010 before working for Ernst and Young in the UK. Kevin now works as the Finance Controller for Volcanoes, based in Kampala and London. Outside of work Kevin enjoys cycling, football and tai chi.

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John Ord

Senior Marketing Consultant

John has been working in the Marketing Department for two and a half years, based in the London office. He studied an Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics as well as a Masters’ Degree in Philosophy, both in London. He has an interest both in travel and the ethics inherent in operating tourism in communities who are not as well off as their visitors. He  joined Volcanoes to gain first-hand practical experience of how tourism can live up to its ethical responsibilities to these people and cultures, as well as to the endangered mountain gorillas and is proud to be a part of continuing this work with the company.

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Giulia Marsan

Director

Giulia was born in Italy and was educated at Oxford University in the UK. She is married to Praveen and they have one son. She has worked as a researcher for different politicians in the European Parliament and the British Parliament including Suni Agnelli, Mechthild von Alemann, Lord Ryder and Baroness Rawlings. She also worked as a journalist for newspapers including the Corriere della Sera and The Art Newspaper, writing on Culture and European Current Affairs. She has been involved in running the Volcanoes London office for ten years and has supported the administration of the Volcanoes BLCF project in Rwanda. Giulia has been the honorary administrator for the Friends of Seva Mandir in the UK (1997-2012), a respected Indian charity working with rural communities in Rajasthan, India and is a Trustee of the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust Uganda as well as UK. Giulia also writes about local Italian history.