The two directors of the KRC are Prof Tim Clutton-Brock ( and Prof Marta Manser ( The Research Centre manager is Tim Vink based at the reserve; the Research manager is Dr David Gaynor ( Furthermore, the Research Centre employs the following staff:

  • Simon Allen, logistics manager
  • JP Betshanger, farm worker and cleaner/assistant at the mole rat laboratory
  • Douglas Branch, Zurich manager
  • Anna Jacobs, cleaner at Gannavlakte farmhouse
  • Karel Jacobs, farm worker
  • Karel “Didi” Kleinman, tracker/farm worker
  • Hendrik Kooper, farm worker
  • Coline Muller, Zurich manager
  • Hermien Strydom, accountant
  • Tanja van de Ven, guest reservations
  • Tim Vink, chief technician

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