Who We Are

Our Management Team

Advisory Board


Our Management Team

RER is managed by highly competent leaders who are dedicated to its cause and are tireless in furthering its agenda.

Bradford Sanders

Head of Operations, Restorasi Ekosistem Riau

Nyoman Iswarayoga

Head of External Affairs & RER Communications, APRIL Group

Advisory Board

RER receives guidance from an eminent Advisory Board which includes both Indonesian as well as international third-party experts.

Paul Hotham

Senior Conservation Director, Fauna & Flora

Jeffrey Arthur Sayer

Professor of Forest Conservation, University of British Columbia

Bey Soo Khiang

Chairman, APRIL Group Chairman, RER Advisory Board

Kartini Sjahrir

Indonesian Anthropologist

Lucita Jasmin

Director for Sustainability & External Affairs, APRIL Group


RER collaborates and partners with APRIL, Fauna & Flora International, BIDARA, Tropenbos Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Each partner has a specific role and responsibility that directly guides and addresses the complex challenges of landscape restoration.

As the project sponsor, ecosystem restoration concession licence-holder and land manager, APRIL provides financial commitment, leadership, operational resources and technical expertise.

BIDARA is working on building the self-reliance of two rural communities in the Kampar Peninsula (Pulau Muda and Segamai village) that are immediately adjacent to the RER area. Applying an Eco-village model, a BIDARA community officer works to build capacity of individual farmers and community groups to utilise ‘no-burn’ agriculture practices, organic farming techniques, and animal husbandry.

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is an international NGO established in 1903. Its mission is to conserve threatened species and ecosystems by using sustainable solutions that combine science and human needs. As RER’s technical partner, FFI manages key elements of the project and is responsible for essential studies related to biodiversity, climate and communities in the Kampar Peninsula and Padang Island.

RER Special Report 2023