Thomas F. Hill

Trustee, Maasailand Preservation Trust, Kenya

Tom Hill received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His career as a business and social entrepreneur spans more than forty years. He assisted Dr. Donald Johanson in founding the Institute of Human Origins (now at Arizona State University) and served as its founding chairman for more than a decade. He was a founding trustee and is treasurer of the Trust for African Rock Art (Nairobi) dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of humanity’s earliest art works in Africa. He presently resides in southeastern Kenya and is trustee of the Maasailand Preservation Trust, whose mission is to stabilize and sustain the world-renowned Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

In 2003, Mr. Hill and his colleague Richard Bonham created the Predator Compensation Fund, an innovative strategy that has proven extremely effective at saving all the great predators of East Africa; in particular, the highly-threatened lion.

For more information

Big Life Predator Conservation Fund

Popular Publications

Hill, Thomas F. 2004.

“Of Pride and Prejudice: A Quest to Save the African Lion from Extinction.” The Explorers Journal, Summer Issue.

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Tom Hill with people from a village