April 2016 Luncheon

Ray Dearlove

Ray Dearlove – Founder of The Australian Rhino Project
Our latest refugees – African Rhinos!

Date:                     Friday 15 April 2016

Venue:                 The Kelvin Club 14–30 Melbourne Place

(East-side of Russell Street between Little Collins & Bourke)

Time:                     12:30 pm for 12:40 pm

RSVP:                    COB Wednesday 13 April 2016

Credit card payment and reservation can be made via https://www.trybooking.com/191458 additional charges apply

Ray is South African born and educated and he immigrated with his family to Australia in 1987. Most of Ray’s career has been in Sales Executive positions in the IT industry plus the family owned and operated a Real Estate business on the Central Coast of NSW. Ray was General Manager of the Sydney University Football Club for ten years and enjoyed a stint with RWC winning coach, Jake White, at the Brumbies. He has also run his own high profile Events Management Company for many years.

Ray’s love of wildlife started at a very young age when his family visited the Kruger National Park on an annual basis. This continued when he became a Founding Director of the Ingwelala Private Game Reserve in the Timbavati area. Although living in Australia, Ray and his wife Margaret have ensured that their children have been exposed to the wonders of the African wild by regular visits to South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania.

In May 2013, with Allan Davies, Ray founded The Australian Rhino Project which is focused on establishing breeding herds of white and black rhinoceros in Australia as an insurance population for the two species which face the threat of extinction.

In partnership with Taronga Zoo and the Business and Veterinary Schools of the University of Sydney, this project has gained serious global momentum.