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Marie Naert

Sustainability Champion

Marie completed a bachelor of Business Administration at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia in 2010

and a Master in Business Management – Major Entrepreneurship at ESG Management School, Paris, France in 2012. She worked in the tourism industry starting as a travel consultant for a tour operator in Swakopmund, Namibia and progressing to Lodge Manager at Kanga Camp and Vundu Camp in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe (2013 – 2018). In 2019 she became Malilangwe’s Sustainability Champion.


Marie’s role is to provide ongoing monitoring and assessment of the Trust’s efforts towards sustainability, to set up and facilitate sustainable practices, to minimise impact on the environment, and to drive behavioural change within staff and others.


Sustainable living plays a huge part in Marie’s personal life. Being a mother of two young children she feels strongly responsible for leaving a healthy planet to the future generation. She maintains that living on one of the last wild places on Earth is a great privilege and that working towards sustainable living is an uplifting and rewarding mission.