Karen Swiegers is promoted to General Manager at HESC

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Karen Swiegers has recently been promoted to General Manager at HESC. She is an invaluable member of our team and has played an enormous role at the centre over the course of her time with us.

Karen completed a course in PR & Marketing Management after high school, and did a short course in Game Ranging before entering Tswane University of Technology (TUT) for a Game Ranch Management course. She earned her FGASA Level one qualification. She started working at HESC in 2008 in an administrative capacity, but quickly moved up through the ranks as she has a drive and passion for everything she does.

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“I grew up with the dream of wanting to work with animals, and wildlife. That’s why I applied for a job opportunity at HESC.” During her time as a student co-ordinator, her role necessitated managerial, administrative, and operational functions around HESC – she was also responsible for teaching participating students about conservation.

What Karen treasures most about her job at HESC is the opportunity to change people’s lives, whether it’s teaching students about conservation, or showing visitors the incredible work that HESC does.

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“The most challenging part of my job lies in changing the mindset of people who don’t genuinely care about integrity, honesty and hard work in conservation.”

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Karen in her new position, and to thank her for all that she has done for us over the years. Congratulations Karen! You’ve earned this.

Yours in Conservation

The HESC Team

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Lori

    Congrats for your promotion and much thanks for your dedication to the animals of the world. Your example to other women and girls cannot be stressed enough. We can be anything!

  2. Lori

    Congrats for your promotion and much thanks for your dedication to the animals of the world. Your example to other women and girls cannot be stressed enough. We can be anything!

  3. MOULIN Martine

    Félicitations Karen.
    Merci de vous occuper avec tant d’amour et de bons soins de vos merveilleux animaux.
    J’adore votre petit compagnon : bébé guépard, mon félin préféré (gracieux, élégant, magnifique…).
    Comme Salomé et ses bébés, verrons-nous la portée de Shelly grandir et suivre leur évolution en vidéo directe ?
    Bon courage et beaucoup de joie.
    Martine (Paris, France)
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    Congratulations Karen.
    Thank you to occupy yourself with so much love and good care of your wonderful animals.
    I love your pet: baby cheetah, my favorite feline (graceful, elegant, beautiful …).
    As Salome and her babies, we see the scope of Shelly grow and follow their progress live video?
    Good luck and much joy.
    Martine (Paris, France)

  4. MOULIN Martine

    Félicitations Karen.
    Merci de vous occuper avec tant d’amour et de bons soins de vos merveilleux animaux.
    J’adore votre petit compagnon : bébé guépard, mon félin préféré (gracieux, élégant, magnifique…).
    Comme Salomé et ses bébés, verrons-nous la portée de Shelly grandir et suivre leur évolution en vidéo directe ?
    Bon courage et beaucoup de joie.
    Martine (Paris, France)
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    Congratulations Karen.
    Thank you to occupy yourself with so much love and good care of your wonderful animals.
    I love your pet: baby cheetah, my favorite feline (graceful, elegant, beautiful …).
    As Salome and her babies, we see the scope of Shelly grow and follow their progress live video?
    Good luck and much joy.
    Martine (Paris, France)

  5. Ockie van Zyl

    You’re doing a great job!! Would like to get involved somehow at/in your centre

  6. Ockie van Zyl

    You’re doing a great job!! Would like to get involved somehow at/in your centre

  7. Mary Ball Howkins

    Congratulations Karen. A job well deserved. You are such a role model for interacting with wild and abandoned animals of all kinds.

  8. Sabrina Blazek

    Wow, congratulations Karen!! Changing lives is surely what you do. Great to see your success, I wish you all the best for your new job 🙂

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