Royal Military Police officer Aimée Nash drew on her experience in Afghanistan to help run the inaugural senior command, leadership and management course for South Africa’s first all-female anti-poaching unit, the Black Mambas, who operate on the edge of the Kruger National Park.

In Afghanistan Aimée was part of a mentoring and training group working with the Afghan Uniformed Police, including assisting with the first ever all-female police unit in her area of operations.

Aimée proved such a hit with the ladies of the Black Mambas that she has now been appointed Veterans for Wildlife’s project coordinator for the unit and will help facilitate all future deployments of volunteers and training programs.

Aimée spent ten years in full-time service with the Royal Military Police and continued to serve as a Captain, as second-in-command of an Army Reserve unit.  She has also worked as a careers adviser, leadership coach, and managed a ski lodge.

My background has been all about working with people and I find it really rewarding seeing people progress in their careers.