Richard Lendrum (Publisher)Richard was born in Zambia in 1966, grew up in Zimbabwe, and has lived in South Africa for the last 22 years. Schooled in Bulawayo and then doing a Marketing BComm in South Africa, he was privileged to grow up close to nature, in a family that spent much time in the Matopo hills outside Bulawayo studying and collecting birds. With a passion for wildlife, Richard realized the role that tourism – and especially hunting tourism – plays in conserving wildlife, as well as in habitat conservation, and wanted to be part of that.
Richard is an entrepreneur and conservationist at heart. Alongside the marketing and media business Richard founded 16 years ago, African Hunting Gazette contributes to his mission – promoting hunting in Africa.
His vision for African Hunting Gazette is to grow (double) the number of international hunters to Africa to 20,000. He plans by developing a cohesive group of outfitters across the continent working in a cooperative, yet competitive environment, and with their respective governments to promote hunting for the benefit of the continent of Africa.
Esther Sibanda (Managing Editor & Subscription Administrator)Esther was born in 1979 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She matriculated from Mpopoma High School in 1996 and joined Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife in 2001 as a field ranger. She also attained a Diploma in Natural Resource Management from Southern African Wildlife College in 2007. She moved to Johannesburg in 2007 when she was head-hunted for the Future Group. Due to her wildlife knowledge Esther was transferred to the African Hunting Gazette in 2012. Esther’s responsibility is to turn the material provided for every issue of the African Hunting Gazette into an informative, entertaining and visual showpiece.
Despite her femininity, Esther’s ambition is to become a professional hunter and a top African Hunting Outfitter.
Kim Gattone (Sales Manager)Kim was born in Elmhurst, Illinois in 1961 and currently resides in Dillon, Montana USA. A native of Chicago and a graduate in Business and Education from Western Illinois University,Kim now splits her time between Montana and Europe. Kim is the consummate outdoors person. She regularly hunts in the USA and has two safaris in Namibia behind her name. She was an international long distance runner and is a high altitude mountaineer who has scaled Mount Everest. Kim worked as a Brand Manager for Etonic Athletic Footwear and Brooks Running and held the position of Merchandising Manager for Outside Magazine. Her interpersonal skills and passion for our magazine are great assets which we believe will help take the African Hunting Gazette to the heights envisioned by Richard Lendrum.