A Rocha International is happy to announce the appointment of Rev Dr Ben Lowe as Deputy Executive Director. Ben moved from Singapore to the USA as a teenager and is currently based in Florida. He has been part of the A Rocha family for many years, most recently working as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director. We asked him a few things we thought you’d like to know.
1. Deputy Executive Director – what does one of those do?
Ha, how much space do you have for this answer?! Basically, I’ll be working closely with our Executive Director Simon Stuart, our trustees, and the rest of the management team to help lead ARI and support the good work that our teams are doing. This includes managing, fundraising, strategic planning, lots of praying, and much more! I’m also eager to continue immersing myself in A Rocha projects around the world and getting to know folks I haven’t had the opportunity to meet and work with yet.
2. Tell us some of the life experiences that have equipped you for this role?
Growing up and working in various cultural, geographic, and community contexts makes me incredibly excited about learning from and championing the great diversity of people and work across the A Rocha worldwide family. I’ve also long been personally and vocationally focused on bridging faith with conservation and science, whether as an ordained minister in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, or in my doctoral research on the human and religious dimensions of environmental change and conservation.
3. What is your favourite thing to do when you aren’t working?
Spending time with friends, whether out on the water, around a campfire, or over good food! I also love all things fish; my feelings about fish are similar to how Simon Stuart feels about amphibians and many across A Rocha feel about birds.
Please join us in praying for Ben and welcoming him to his significant leadership position which he will take up in early February.