Samantha Ralston-Paton

Birds and Renewable Energy Project Manager Landscape Conservation Programme

Samantha Ralston-Paton (Sam) is BirdLife South Africa’s Birds and Renewable Energy Project Manager, a position Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking has sponsored since its inception in 2012. Sam works with consulting bird specialists, ornithologists, environmental assessment practitioners, government, and the renewable energy industry to help ensure that the impacts of renewable energy on birds and their habitats are understood and minimised. She has an MSc degree in Conservation Biology and over 15 years’ experience in the field of integrated environmental management. Sam is passionate about environmental sustainability, and enjoys challenging herself, and other people to have a more positive impact on the planet.