Project & Senior Staff

WCS first began working in Cambodia in 1999, and now works in partnership with the Cambodian government and other stakeholders in seven conservation projects across the country. The WCS Cambodia Program office is located in Phnom Penh. The Program’s senior staff are listed below:

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Alistair Mould

Country Program Director
Alistair Mould has been the Operations Manager for the WCS Cambodia Program based in Phnom Penh since 2017. Previous to that he worked as the WCS Landscape Technical Advisor for the Northern Plains, Preah Vihear Province starting in January 2015. He completed his MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity at the University of Exeter in 2007 and since then has worked for a number of wildlife conservation, eco-tourism and alternative livelihood projects in both Tanzania and Cambodia. During his 11 years in Cambodia Alistair has established a community-managed outdoor butterfly exhibit, co-managed a wildlife rescue/ environmental education centre located in a National Park and with worked with FFI on an EU funded Sustainable Provision of Ecosystem Services Project in the Cardamom Mountain Landscape.

Rob Tizard

Senior Technical Advisor
Robert Tizard is the Technical Advisor to the WCS Myanmar Program. He was born in Canada and grew up in Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 after studying geography and wildlife management. Within weeks of graduation he moved to Laos where he lived for over 10 years. During this period he has worked on birds, bats, tigers, elephants, ecotourism, protected areas and community land and natural resource issues. He has worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society on-and-off in Lao PDR, North Korea and Myanmar. In 2006 Rob moved to Myanmar where he currently works as the Technical Advisor to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Myanmar Program. Much of his work focuses on land and natural resources issues with local communities especially with marginalized forest communities and increasingly with ethnic armies such as the Kachin and Karen as they work to end years of conflict.

Tan Setha

Keo Seima Law Enforcement Advisor
After studying for his master’s degree in Kazakhstan 1987-1994, he worked as a wildlife researcher producing several publications related to Cambodian birds and other fauna. Tan Setha then moved into protected area management and has been a government counterpart with WCS since 1999, including 13 years in the position of Project Manager for Preah Vihear Protected Forest. This site has been among the best managed protected areas in Cambodia. During the recent reorganization of conservation in Cambodia, where all Protected Forests were moved from FA/MAFF to MoE management in May-2016, Tan Setha decided he needed a new challenge and resigned his government position to join WCS staff with the new Position as Landscape Technical Advisor – Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia.


Northern Plains Landscape Advisor
After completing his BSc (Hon) in Zoology at Glasgow University in 2002, Nev worked on conservation and research projects in South America and Australia. In 2004 Nev moved to Cambodia and since then has worked with a number of organisations and government partners focussing on the conservation and welfare of Asian wildlife in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam.

Kimheak Chhay

REDD+ Technical Advisor
Kimheak Chhay is a REDD+ Technical Advisor at Wildlife Conservation Society, where she advises on the development and implementation of REDD+ project and takes lead on the implementation of social safeguard of REDD+ program in Keo Siema Wildlife Sanctuary. She graduated from Royal University of Phnom Penh, with bachelor degree in Environmental Science in 2008; and master degree in Development Study in 2013. She has 10 year-plus experiences in implementation and management of natural resources and biodiversity conservation. She has good experience in facilitating policy dialogues engaging community, NGOs, government and private sectors for protection and management of natural resource and ecosystem services.

Sitha Som

Landscape Technical Advisor, Koh Kong and Mekong Conservation Project
Sitha gained his Masters Degree in Environmental Management in New Zealand. He has successfully managed many conservation projects on freshwater turtles and tortoises both in Cambodia and Laos. He has also authored a number of reports and journal papers and has been a member of the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG) since 2008. Both from a personal and practical perspective, Sitha believes that conservation can save endangered species from extinction. He has been involved in conservation for eleven years.

Donal Yeang

Social Safeguards Technical Advisor
Donal Yeang holds two Masters Degrees in forestry and nature conservation policy from University of Eastern Finland and Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Donal has more than seven years of field experience in forestry including research, analysis, organizing and training local communities and forestry officers on biomass inventory, REDD+ workshops related to tenure rights and benefit sharing, and social assessments. Currently, he is working as a National REDD+ Specialist at Wildlife Conservation Society-Cambodia Programme to provide technical advice for the further development and implementation of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS) REDD+ Demonstration Project and Northern Plains REDD+ initiatives.

Alexandra Donaldson

Operations Manager
Alexandra Donaldson serves as Operations Manager at WCS.

Chansophea Neou

HR and Admin Manager
Chansophea Neou gained his Master's Degree in Law from the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) and he completed his Bachelor of Education in English from the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL). He has been engaged in Human Resources and Administration work with a private company, the U.S. Embassy, and International NGOs since 2003.

Chea Sokha

Senior project officer
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