Sarah-Leigh Watson

After qualifying with a BA in Journalism and African History from Rhodes University, Sarah went on to qualify as a FGASA registered Game Ranger where she spent time in the South African Lowveld pursuing her passion for wildlife photography and nature conservation. Sarah started her formal career as a photographic journalists, based out of Johannesburg, but working across the African continent. In 2007 she decided to settle in Cape Town and there joined the WWF South Africa team where she moved through the ranks from Communications Co-ordinator, to Marine and Freshwater Marketing Manager and finally to the position of organisational Marketing and Brand Manager. In her time at WWF Sarah’s passion for wildlife and environmental issues grew and she developed a deep seated passion for land conservation. This love of the environment has stayed with Sarah as she has embarked on a career as a marketing consultant, working within the environmental sector. Through hard hitting results driven campaigns, Sarah’s company Africa@Heart now works with NGOs and small business across Africa to effect positive social and environmental change. For the past 9 years Sarah has been working closely with The Table Mountain Fund and WWF South Africa’s Land Programme to ensure that key environmental landscapes across South Africa are restored and conserved for future generations. Having grown up in the shadow of Table Mountain, spending countless days climbing her rocky slopes and running on her rugged trails, Sarah is deeply passionate about the conservation of Table Mountain and the expansion of this iconic World Heritage Site.