Jake Hoddinott

Managing Director, South Africa

Jake started his working career as a field guide in the Waterberg and then at Mala Mala Game Reserve in the greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. He then spent a few years working in property investment in the banking and finance industry in London. After returning to South Africa, Jake worked in tourism investment consulting and spent several years working as a Development Manager in residential and commercial property development projects at Barrow Properties. Jake is a Chartered Surveyor and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, has a Master’s degree in Real Estate and bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Financial Accounting.

Ross Hoddinott

Media and Marketing

Ross attended the University of Cape Town and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film, Media and Visual Studies. Ross then spent a brief spell in the United Kingdom before returning to South Africa to work as a wildlife filmmaker’s assistant in the Kruger National Park. Ross then went on to manage a Shell station in Cape Town before returning to his childhood passion for Africa by joining African Array in 2010. Ross heads up creative design.

Carrie Forder

Corporate Functions and Events

Carrie was educated at Stellenbosch University where she obtained a degree in Business Management, Logistical Management and Entrepreneurship. Carrie then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management through the WITS Business School. Upon completion of her studies, Carrie worked in hospitality event organisation and management for a small events company. Following this, Carrie moved in to the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events Department at Tourvest Retail Travel. Through this role Carrie gained international experience in her field managing corporate events around the globe.