Edmund Burke said,
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”

Dr Alan Bougardt is a highly inspirational, imaginative and results driven Leadership, Strategy & Organizational Development Practitioner. He specialises in consulting psychology, psychometric assessment technologies & trauma counselling. Currently, he is the director of a company he formed in 2005, Leadstrong Business Consulting (www.leadstrong.biz), headquartered in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Alan has enjoyed over 26 years of experience in the people practices industry during which time he worked for a number of large multinationals in the Banking & Finance industry before moving to The Coca-Cola Company. He held various positions at Coca-Cola, but was most passionate about the transformational aspects of people practices, i.e. the disciplines associated with change management, talent management and executive coaching. In 2004, Alan was officially commended by The Coca-Cola Africa Group President Alexander B. Cummings for his contributions to Leadership Development in Africa.

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Over a number of years, Alan partnered with Lt Col. Ron Reid Daly (founder & commanding officer of the Selous Scouts) in helping permanent force soldiers transition back into civilian life. This transition included many hours of trauma counselling. In 2004, Alan was commended by Col. Ron for leading a training & survival expedition in Mozambique. Alan himself served as a platoon commander & instructor with the rank of Lieutenant in the South African Defense Force, with Regiment Pretorius and with the 6 Light Anti-aircraft regiment. Called up during the 1994 elections, Alan played a role in South Africa’s peaceful transition to a new democracy.

As a skilled business leader & enabler of sustainable performance-enhancing change, Alan has a documented track record of delivering results within multinational & highly matrixed enterprises. His work experience has taken him to over three-quarters of the world’s 205 countries. While he absolutely loves spending time in boardrooms with executive & leadership teams, he has a huge passion for wilderness areas and wildlife. Alan is a FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) qualified game ranger and nature guide registered with the SA Department of Tourism.

Living life as a learner explorer, Alan continues every day to unearth potential in the communities and lives of those he interacts with. Creating and facilitating educational opportunities for others is a huge part of who he is. An important element of his vision includes not only preventing rhinos from being poached, but educating local communities, creating work opportunities and increasing the size of the rhino population in Southern Africa.

  • Dr Alan Bougardt
    Dr Alan Bougardt Director and founder of the Leadstrong institute for international species recovery
  • Marc Stenri
    Marc Stenri LIISR Board Member

Marc Stenri has an accounting background having qualified many years ago. A few years in the corporate jungle and self-employed ever since.

He has travelled extensively throughout South Africa visiting most of the Wild Life Parks, but in particular the Kruger and Pilanesberg Parks on a regular basis. He is passionate about our diverse wild life, both big and small, and LIISR affords him the opportunity to make a difference.

Gym, hockey and good friends complete the circle of life.

Dr Allison Glass is a medical doctor with a specialisation in clinical virology. She is a partner at a private diagnostic laboratory in Johannesburg.

She is passionate about people and their development. By educating and empowering people, they can change their world for the better.  This drives her particular interest in the LIISR Community Education & Development Programmes.

In her spare time, Allison is an ultra-distance runner and an aspiring novelist.

  • Dr Allison Glass
    Dr Allison Glass LIISR Board Member

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