Peter was born and raised into a family of elephant workers. This has given him a true insight and deep understanding of the Thai elephant community. His passion has always been to empower this community and to provide better elephant welfare. Peter encourages stakeholders like camp owners and elephant owners to see the importance camp criteria brings to their elephants, business and families.
Audit and Accreditation Advisor
Nicolas has been involved in sustainable tourism for the past thirteen years. He has been an auditor and consultant for hotels, responsible for one of the largest certification schemes. Nicolas has been involved in the review, creation and use of many criteria and standards, and now dedicates his working knowledge and skills to Asian Captive Elephant Standards.
Dr Ingrid Suter
Captive Elephant Researcher
Ingrid Suter holds a Doctorate in elephant conservation, focussing on Lao captive elephants. She has spent years undertaking community-based conservation, including work for ElefantAsia and the IUCN. Ingrid has interviewed over 150 mahouts and maintains a strong interest in working with elephant owners to create best the outcomes for them, their families and their elephants.