The Bateleurs as an Organisation
The Bateleurs functions within a simple but effective structure. For the first ten years its founder, Nora Kreher, kept a firm hand on the tiller, and since her death in 2008 the Board of Directors has assumed her responsibilities and employed one full-time staff member.
The Board comprises eleven members – ten South Africans and one person living abroad. These individuals, all volunteers, bring diverse capabilities and experience to the oversight and direction of the organisation.
The Bateleurs is supported by two Patrons, both of whom are internationally- recognised environmentalists
In addition, twelve national and international experts in specific areas of conservation and/or environmental preservation act as Advisors to the organisation, and are called on for advice as and when necessary.
Missions co-ordination and office management are handled by one full-time staff member who is responsible for all the various day-to-day activities of the organisation.