Fiona Macleod

Head, Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism

Fiona Macleod heads Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism, Africa’s first journalistic investigation unit focusing on environmental issues. The Center combines traditional investigative reporting with data analysis and geo-mapping tools to expose eco-offences and track organised criminal syndicates in southern Africa. Prior to founding Oxpeckers, Ms. Macleod worked as an award-winning journalist and editor. She served as environmental editor at the Mail & Guardian newspaper for 10 years, and was awarded the Nick Steele award recognising her contributions to environmental conservation through her pioneering reportage.