The Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA) has appointed Tharia Unwin as new chief executive, effective 1 January 2016. She takes over from Adri Kitshoff, who joined Wildlife Ranching South Africa (WRSA).
Tharia Unwin is a founding member of the Association of Mozambique Hunting Safari Operators (AMOS) and has been actively involved in anti-poaching programs in that country’s Niassa National Reserve for more than a decade. She obtained her professional hunting license in the Free State province while serving as the marketing manager for one of Africa’s largest elephant hunting outfitters.
Stan Burger takes over the presidency of PHASA from Hermann Meyeridricks, who finished his two-year term at the conclusion of PHASA’s 38th annual general meeting held in November this year. Burger, who has been a professional hunter and outfitter for the past 30 years, studied pharmacy and worked with a shaft sinking company on South Africa‘s gold mines before pursuing a career in professional hunting. He is a life member of PHASA and has served on various executive committees within the association, most recently as vice president and president-elect. Burger is highly regarded by wildlife stakeholders for his professionalism and ethical standards.
You can contact PHASA President Stan Burger at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile +27-83-266-4051, and PHASA CEO Tharia Unwin at email@example.com or mobile +27-82-550-7610. For media matters contact Frank du Plessis firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +27 11 728 4701, mobile: 082 641 0435
Source: PHASA Press Release