Deidre Herbst / Caroline Henry
Deidre: Environmental Manager
Caroline: Independent Non-Exec consultant / Director
Deidre: As the environmental manager of Eskom I have the privilege of working closely with the EWT on mainstreaming biodiversity in business, an important component of conserving and enhancing ecosystems and protecting species. Caroline and I feel very privileged to be representing the Endangered Wildlife Trust for this challenge which provides us, with the help of friends and family with an opportunity to contribute to this worthy cause.
Caroline: I have followed a financial career and have observed how in the last decade environmental conscience has increased in prominence in the financial sector. More recently I am contributing at a non-exec level which enables me to influence an entity’s approach to these issues. I enjoy experiencing new things however fear of failure held me back on the sport scene, thankfully the wisdom of age accepts that mere participation is events is hugely satisfying and can be put to good use. I am grateful to the Endangered wildlife trust for this opportunity to experience this rare event, reawaken my senses to what we seek to protect & enhance my ambassadorial arsenal.
- Completed full ironman in 2016 and 2017
- Completed several half ironman events
- Completed my first marathon in 2017, my first Two Oceans 24km trail run in 2018
- After being relegated to the egg & spoon race at school sports I never thought I’d do anything sporty so I only started cycling & running at 42
- My most memorable sporting achievements are completing 3 full Ironman races, London & Dublin Marathons & participating in (sadly not completing) the le Tape cycle race
Deidre: The Rhino Challenge provides an opportunity to personally contribute to conservation, in particular to share the importance and value of vultures in our ecosystem.
Caroline: Firstly …Deidre is VERY persuasive… Secondly & most importantly ….I am passionate about equality and that includes all creatures we share this beautiful planet with. Sadly they don’t have a voice so we need to be society’s conscience and be their voice whenever the opportunity arises. The Rhino Peak Challenge is just such an opportunity, providing the vultures a voice whilst facilitating direct financial support. Win-win!
Caroline: Self-funding, but running under the Country Club Johannesburg banner
No. of pledges: 112
Total Raised: ZAR 63,405