# CapeNature has welcomed Ashley Naidoo as its new CEO. Naidoo, who previously served as the chief director for Oceans and Coasts Research at the National Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment, brings a wealth of experience. His background includes serving on the board of the South African National Space Agency, focusing on earth observation applications for the ocean environment. Naidoo takes over from the retired Razeena Omar. He expressed his commitment to enhancing CapeNature’s relevance through conservation, and scientific studies contributing to climate change.
CapeNature welcomes Ashley Naidoo as new CEO