Peter Erb has worked for the past 22 years for the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism as researcher and professional manager. His research interests centred initially on large mammal ecology, more recently this has shifted to the interface between research on the one side and effective organizational design and management. He has worked in both Waterberg Plateau Park and the Etosha National Park. During the last ten years in a Head Office position, he has been in the Permit Office, was seconded to Namibia Wildlife Resorts as part of an interim management team, participated in the MCA tourism project formulation and was attached to the Office of the Permanent Secretary. Peter is married and has two children, who are currently completing their last years in school. Peter holds a M.Sc. in wildlife management and a MBA, both from Stellenbosch University.