Ron has been Chairman of the African Parks Foundation since 2012. He was founder and is currently Senior Advisor to Breithorn Capital Management, a private investment firm in New York, and was formerly the founder and Chairman of Equinox Capital Management. Before that he was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, Inc. where he co-founded their asset management division. He is a graduate of Lehigh University and The New York University Graduate School of Business. He has had extensive experience with non profit organizations and is on the Executive Committee of The New York Philharmonic. He was a twenty year trustee of Lehigh University where he is a Trustee Emeritus and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2002. He has also served on the boards of The Lincoln Center of Performing Arts, The Wildlife Conservation Society, The New Canaan Country School, and The Lyford Cay Club where he was on the Executive Committee and Chaired the Finance Committee. Ron and his wife's conservations interests extend from animal rescue to protection of species and habitat throughout Africa, Asia and North America. They are regular visitors to Africa.