The Leaders Club

Wednesday 12th May 2021




The Future of Nature: Turning Conversation Into Conversation

6 months ago, Will and Nicky joined The Leaders Club for a talk on ‘The Future of Nature’, and they have been invited back to reflect on the wider challenges of conservation. During the session you will also get to see the moving short film entitled “Protect them, Protect us.

Nicky Campbell OBE
Nicky is a radio and television presenter, author and journalist. He has presented the BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast programme since 2003, BBC One's Sunday morning show The Big Questions since 2007, and Long Lost Family on ITV since 2011. He presented the game show Wheel of Fortune from 1988 until 1996, and the consumer affairs programme Watchdog from 2001 to 2009.

Will Travers OBE
Will is an internationally renowned wildlife expert, he co-founded the Born Free Foundation alongside his mother, actress Virginia McKenna OBE and the late Bill Travers MBE in 1984. The organization works to stop individual wild animal suffering, protect threatened species, promote compassionate conservation, help local communities co-exist with wild animals and keep wildlife in the wild.

Will is also a Board Member of Born Free USA and is President of the Species Survival Network, an international coalition of more than 90 organisations committed to the promotion, enhancement and strict enforcement of CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Will has participated in every CITES meeting since 1989 and advises on the precautionary application of the Convention. He has also advised the United Kingdom Government on matters relating to zoos, the use of wild animals in circuses and international wildlife trade.

He is passionate about combining his love of wild animals and nature with empowerment and opportunities for people, especially the local communities that live alongside wildlife. Will has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows and was awarded an OBE in June 2012 for Services to Conservation and Animal Welfare in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.


This virtual event is free of charge to OA Registrants and The Leaders Club (TLC) Members. Registrations close Monday 10th May and places are limited.

By registering you agree to your name and email being shared with TLC. Zoom login details will be sent to registrants a few days before the event.


At The Leaders Club (TLC), their motto is ‘Bringing Great Minds Together’, and their vision is to inspire each other with inspiring speakers at inspiring venues. We have agreed with TLC that serving and former officers registered with the OA are able to buy tickets at TLC members prices.

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