We value the diversity within our team that has brought success to our work.

Our work is founded on respect between, and the fair treatment of, those involved in our projects, whether they are staff, committee, students, volunteers or our community.

Our Team

A former founding trustee, Robyn is ACES's first employee. Kassim and Hamad are employed directly through the communities at the heart of the projects.

Robyn Morland

Robyn leads on ACES' development, project management, and client and donor relations. She has worked with ACES and our partners for over 10 years, previously acting as one of the founding board members.

Kassim Juma

Mikoko Pamoja Project Coordinator

Kassim was born in Gazi and studied coastal and marine resource management, before returning to work for the Mikoko Pamoja project.

Amber Baker

Project Officer
Amber is responsible for supporting the delivery of a Kenyan seagrass project and a Gambian community-led mangrove restoration project.

Hamad Juma Tsunusi

Vanga Blue Forest Acting Project Coordinator
Previously the VBF Project Assistant for over three years, Hamad now manages the project activities on the ground and supports the community, volunteers and project implementation.

Amy Mumo

Vanga Seagrass Project Officer
Dedicated seagrass conservationist, Amy, is the local lead for the development of a seagrass project focused on biodiversity gains in Vanga Bay.

Amelia Allerton

Project Officer
Amelia is responsible for the collaborative development of the seagrass biodiversity project and acts as the project's technical coordinator.

The Board of Trustees

In addition to Robyn, ACES's founding trustees are Mark, Lucas, and Martin.

Mark Huxham

Lucas Ruzo

Martin Skov

Anita Ogilvie

Imi Dencer-Brown

Mark Beeston


Collaboration is key for a lot of our work. We are thankful to our partners and the communities that have supported and worked with ACES.