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Naomi Ditchfield is a Founder Trustee of Tigers4Ever. She has two grown up children aged 22 & 18. She is visually impaired, but that doesn't stop her getting involved in projects that she believes in. Naomi’s first memory of endangered species was back in the early 70's, when as a child, she visited London zoo, saw a panda called 'Chi-Chi' and was inspired to help save wild pandas and bought a mug which she still has. Naomi was told there were not many left in the wild so when she was older she joined WWF to help them continue their work with trying to save animals and their habitat. Now Naomi is trying to do her bit to save endangered tigers with Tigers4Ever.

Naomi is also a Trustee for the Bradbury Fields Services for Blind & Partially Sighted People Charity.

Dr. Corinne Taylor-Smith is a Founder Trustee of Tigers4Ever. She obtained her PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2012. She has been passionate about tigers since being 7 years old, inspired by a BBC documentary in which Indira Gandhi visited Corbett National Park & outlined the set-up of Project Tiger. Corinne was determined to follow in Indira Gandhi’s footsteps, she fulfilled her dream in 2007, seeing first-hand the pressures that tigers & those who live with them face daily. This made her determined to do everything that she could to save wild tigers for future generations.

Corinne is a Scientist, wildlife conservationist & photographer who has made many trips to different national parks in India to understand & photograph the most majestic & elusive of the big cats. She has formed firm bonds with India’s tiger conservation community & the tigers of Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

David Taylor-Smith is a Founder Trustee of Tigers4Ever. David is a wildlife conservationist & photographer who has been seduced by the mystique of the tiger. He has made a number of trips to different national parks in India, with his wife, Corinne, to understand & photograph the most majestic elusive Tigers. David has also formed firm bonds with the tiger conservation community in India & the tigers of Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

David is a qualified accountant & a member of the CPFA North West Council as well as a Pension Fund Trustee. David is a keen cyclist and has raised thousands of pounds cycling for Tigers4Ever. David’s photographs can been seen on this website and selected images are available for purchase from 500px to help raise funds to save wild tigers.

Jeremy Valentine became a Trustee of Tigers4Ever in July 2015. He has had a lifelong interest in the environment, wildlife & their conservation.

Jeremy supports a range of UK based community charities as trustee, & has an interest in the work of Tigers4Ever in both supporting the long term survival of these magnificent animals, & in its support for local communities & villages around the tiger reserves in India.

Jeremy is a qualified accountant & a member of the CPFA North West Council. He is committed to giving practical support to develop Tigers4Ever & its exciting development projects for the tiger reserves in India.

Jeremy is jointly responsible for Governance of the Tigers4Ever Board of Trustees with Shaer Halewood (see below) with effect from April 2017.

Ben W Worth became a Trustee of Tigers4Ever in September 2017. Ben is passionate about using his marketing expertise to help good causes, he is currently working for an outdoor education charity and has been involved in various volunteer activities. Ben became a Trustee of Tigers4Ever on 02 September 2017, he has over 10 years of experience in marketing, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Ben has a keen interest in wildlife and travel and therefore his work with Tigers4Ever is a great way of combining many of his interests within one project. Ben will help Tigers4Ever to develop its marketing strategy to help us face our future challenges.

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Shaer Halewood became a Tigers4Ever Trustee in November 2015. Shaer has a general interest in wildlife & in supporting charities & their communities.

Shaer works in Local Government & is a CPFA qualified accountant. Shaer volunteers on a regular basis for CPFA offering support to its members & students in the North West by organising events & raising sponsorship.  Shaer also maintains three social media channels on behalf of CPFA North West.

Shaer took responsibity for monitoring & managing the risk register for the Tigers4Ever Board of Trustees with effect from January 2017.

Shaer is also jointly responsible for Governance of the Tigers4Ever Board of Trustees with Jeremy Valentine (see above) with effect from April 2017.

Our Patrons: Martin Clowes became a Patron of Tigers4Ever on 04 March 2013. Lauren Maddox became Tigers4Ever’s second patron on 28 February 2017 and Susan Fisher-Kaufman is our most recently appointed Patron with effect joining us on 14 August 2017. You can discover more about all our Patrons below.

Susan Fisher-Kaufman became a Tigers4Ever Patron in August 2017.

Susan owns the copyright and is the Producer of a new film “A Tiger’s Cry” which documents the lives of a couple struggling to save wild tigers and their diminishing habitat spanning a period of over 70 years.

Susan is an entrepreneur who has results oriented experience in both corporate entities & film production in both the USA & globally.

Susan is also a long time campaigner for animal & human welfare, & has promoted her interests in these areas through a series of campaigns & fundraising initiatives.

Susan, like Tigers4Ever, believes that wild tigers deserve to have a wild future & has been interested in our wild tiger conservation efforts for some time. Susan will, through her role as Tigers4Ever Patron, promote the work being done by us to give wild tigers wild futures and raise awareness of the day to day threats facing wild tiger survival.

Susan Fisher-Kaufman

Martin Clowes became a Tigers4Ever Patron in March 2013. Martin has worked in Animal welfare, conservation & rescue for the past 20 years. He is the founder of Jemima’s Place Animal Trust, which rescues & re-homes all manner of domestic, wild & large animals in the UK & Europe. He has a Degree in Raptor rescue, conservation & rehabilitation. In 2016, Martin launched the French & Pug Dog Foundation (FAPDF). The foundation rescues & re-homes Ex-breeding French bulldogs & Pug dogs, & dogs which have been imported illegally into the UK. Martin has a passion for big cats & their conservation. He has travelled regularly to Tsavo National Park in Kenya. Martin actively campaigns to stop the use of lions & tigers in “live shows” & circuses.

Martin uses his role as patron to Fundraise & promote Tigers4Ever through the highly successful “Pugfest” which he runs, all around the UK, with his son Robert Clowes; making many tv and radio appearances in that capacity. He’s looking forward to his first trip to India in 2018, in his role as patron, to see the work done by Tigers4Ever, himself.

Martin Clowes Corinne Taylor-Smith David Taylor-Smith after completing 100 miles for Tigers4Ever at Ride London Jeremy R Valentine Ben W Worth Shaer Halewood Lauren Maddox

Lauren Maddox became Tigers4Ever’s second Patron on 28 February 2017.  

Lauren has been an animal activist for over 10 years & first became a vegetarian when she was little, becoming a raw vegan about 13 years ago. She is the presenter of the documentary currently in production, called 'Bearing Witness', being filmed in Toronto, Canada, England, Europe & across the U.S. as well as Asia. The Save Movement groups have spread all across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe & are vigils to pay respect for the lives of thousands of individual persons (farmed animals, such as pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits and fish) who are on their way to slaughter houses across the World. Lauren says “As you read these very words, genocide is taking place on a mass scale to so many species”. Lauren believes that we have to stand up for those innocent sentient beings who don't have a voice & raising awareness on this as well as in relation to animals that are about to become killed, so as to become extinct, is what she is dedicating her life to.  

Lauren is using film as a medium to help raise consciousness on the planet & so that all humans realise that all animals have a soul & must be treated the same as any other being.  Lauren says “We are all one & must be treated that way, if there is ever to be peace in this World”. She will be acting in films such as 'A Tiger's Cry', co-produced by Susan Fisher-Kaufman (which she is currently helping to raise investment funds for) & also writing, creating documentaries concerning animals who don't have compassion shown to them & to draw light on those being killed or whom are being treated inhumanely. She will also do a documentary in 2019 about Cetaceans, Dolphins, Whales, Sea lions & turtles in the ocean & how they’re ill treated & get caught in nets - for her work as an Ambassador for Sea Shepherd, U.S.A.

Lauren is proud to have been chosen as a Patron for Tigers4Ever & hopes to create a documentary about our much needed aid & work to stop Tigers from being killed in Bandhavgarh, India. Poaching is bringing tiger numbers dangerously low & if it continues, they will become extinct. Lauren is looking forward to going out to India with Tigers4Ever in 2018 or 2019 to see the villages and to film their hard work.

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New Trustees: Tigers4Ever is currently in the process of appointing more new trustees who will help us to face our future challenges in wild tiger conservation over the next three years or more. Once these appointments are finalised the new trustees’ details and photographs will be added to this page.

Our Trustees: Tigers4Ever Trustees are unpaid volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure that Tigers4Ever is well run in accordance with Charities Commission regulations AND to ensure that Tigers4Ever can meet its objective of ensuring that wild tigers will have a wild future. Our trustee details can be seen below.


Kieron Casey became a Trustee of Tigers4Ever in November 2017. Kieron has a background in digital marketing, and has worked for multiple brands and institutions helping them to raise their online profile. He now hopes to use the skills which he has acquired throughout his career to date, to help give a voice to wild tigers and the natural world.

Kieron is a committed vegan, who is dedicated to animal welfare and conservation. He aims to do whatever he can to help Tigers4Ever grow to meet its challenges over the next few years. His main inspiration for protecting wildlife is his daughter who has taught Kieron to view animals with compassion and infinite wonder – he now hopes to inspire others to feel the same. 

Gemma L Baker became a Trustee of Tigers4Ever in November 2017. Gemma is passionate about animals and animal welfare so was keen to join Tigers4Ever to fulfil her ambition to make a real difference for wild animals.

Gemma recently graduated from Liverpool John Moores University, where she studied animal behaviour. She currently works as an area manager for Amazon and was actively involved in establishing a Korfball club in her home town of Norwich.

When asked, Gemma said: “I have always had an interest in Tigers having grown up obsessed with them”. Gemma also uses her skills in animal behaviour to assist with medical detection dogs on her day off.

Gemma will assist Tigers4Ever with fundraising and its social media channels as we seek to raise awareness of the wild tigers’ plight.

Kieron Casey Gemma Baker

Naomi Dake became a Trustee of Tigers4Ever in November 2017. She has a lifelong passion for animals, especially the Big Cats of which Tigers are a favourite. Naomi has a long-term personal interest in tigers and is keen to proactively add her support to enabling Tigers in the wild to have wild futures on a sustainable basis. Prior to joining Tigers4Ever, Naomi adopted a Sumatran Tiger at a wildlife sanctuary which she loves to visit. Locally, Naomi volunteers at the Warrington Animal Welfare centre, where she is actively involved with supporting the care and re-homing of cats predominantly.

Naomi is CIPD qualified in Human Resource (HR) management and is a qualified Life Coach, with over 15 years experience in HR, organisational development and coaching. She works with both individuals and organisations to help them manage change and transformation, develop and empower people to build skills and confidence and to design high performing organisations, leaders and teams for the future. Naomi is committed to support Tigers4Ever in its organisational development and to support the charity to help it to achieve its mission. 

Naomi Dake