Carl Grossmann is one of the original founders and present Chairman of the African Conservation Trust. He holds a National Diploma in Surveying from Technikon Natal and a Masters degree in Environment and Development from University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (London) and is also a member of the International Association for Impact Assessment South Africa and the South African Council for Professional Land Surveyors and Technical Surveyors.
Carl runs a small craft distillery just outside of Hillcrest, but also leads the Heritage Documentation Unit within the African Conservation Trust from time to time. He has a passion for aerial and terrestrial photogrammetry, 3D laser scanning, photography, GIS, mapping, rock art and early African history.
He is the sole owner of Sustainable African Developments, a specialist NGO consultancy based in Durban; holds a National Pilot’s License for light sport aircraft and is a current member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Hillcrest, District 9370.
Carl lives in Hillcrest, about 30km inland from Durban, on a 2 acre smallholding and is married with two sons, three dogs and a cat.