Board of Directors
and Team

The Wild Law Institute is led by a community of dedicated legal professionals and activists who work to advance and protect the rights of every member of the Earth Community so that life can flourish for the benefit of all.

If we approach nature and the environment without this openness to awe and wonder, if we no longer speak the language of fraternity and beauty in our relationship with the world, our attitude will be that of masters, consumers, ruthless exploiters, unable to set limits on their immediate needs.

Pope Francis (Enyclical letter Laudato Si para 11).


Cormac Cullinan


Cormac, author of Wild Law (the book), is the founder and managing director of the Wild Law Institute.

Non-Executive Directors

Nonhle Mbuthuma

Non-Executive Director

Nonhle Mbuthuma is a courageous and passionate community leader from the Wild Coast area of the Eastern Cape.

Georgina Hamilton

Non-Executive Director

Georgina is the founder and director of Bodhi Khaya Retreat, a school for earth studies, Zen, bio-diversity and soil regeneration.

Justice John Murphy

Non-Executive Director

John Murphy is a Judge of the High Court, Chairman of the World Bank Sanctions Board and a Judge of Appeal at the United Nations Appeals Tribunal.

Mphatheleni Makaulule

Non-Executive Director

Mpatheleni is the founder and Executive Director of the Mupo Foundation

Ancestors and Elders

Dr. Vandana Shiva

Wild Law Elder

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, philosopher, environmental activist and eco feminist.