Louise Stafford joined The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in January 2017 as Water Fund Director, South Africa. Her role includes the development of partnerships, provision of strategic leadership and support for TNC activities and project management of the Greater Cape Town Water Fund. She also spearheads the development of TNC Water Funds across South Africa. She has over 20 years’ experience in managing invasive species and worked at all tiers of government, national, provincial and local. She graduated with an MSc (Entomology) from Rhodes University, Grahamstown.