MEET THE TEAM

LEADERSHIP

Christoph Warrack

CEO

With a background in higher education, communications and high-performance sport operations, I specialize in establishing and optimising efficient organisations. My passion lies in safeguarding and enhancing our natural environment, recognising the potential for a multiplying effect with nature connectivity on a national scale. While climate change poses a huge global challenge, I firmly believe in making small improvements to our individual corners of the planet. Dedicated to the cause, I work towards fostering a positive ripple effect in the fight against climate change.

LinkedIn | christoph@woodlandsavers.org

Tessa Bartlett

Director of Operations

With a background in higher education, communications and high-performance sport operations, I specialize in establishing and optimising efficient organisations. My passion lies in safeguarding and enhancing our natural environment, recognising the potential for a multiplying effect with nature connectivity on a national scale. While climate change poses a huge global challenge, I firmly believe in making small improvements to our individual corners of the planet. Dedicated to the cause, I work towards fostering a positive ripple effect in the fight against climate change.

LinkedIn | tessa@woodlandsavers.org

LIMITED BOARD

Jonny Page

Jonny is responsible for Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s impact investing. Before joining Esmée, Jonny managed impact funds as Investment Director at Big Issue Invest Fund Management and is a Chartered Accountant from Deloitte. Jonny holds several advisory roles, including the Impact Investment Advisory Group at the BVCA, co-chairing the Social Impact Investors Group, a Visiting Fellow at Zinc VC, and the Social Enterprise Investment Committee at Trust for London.

Bill Carman

Bill used to be a medical virologist but now spends his time working on larger things like trees. His family foundation supports ecological restoration projects across the UK, but mainly in Scotland. He is Chair of the Highlands and Islands Environment Foundation and the Neighbourhood Nature Revival Fund which helps communities to get going in their ecological efforts.

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD

Bridie Ashrowan

Bridie Ashrowan was appointed Chief Executive of EVOC (Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council) in March 2021. She has over thirty years’ experience in the community sector, having worked with a variety of different organisations including start-ups, social enterprise and also in business. Prior to joining EVOC, Bridie was Chief Executive at Space and Broomhouse Hub, a local community development trust in an area that has some of the highest child and in-work poverty in Scotland. She has held positions on boards, such as Southern Upland Partnership and Alchemy Film Festival. She has also worked with Borders Forest Trust and Woodland Trust. Bridie is currently on the board of Community Land Scotland and the Poverty Alliance Scotland. Her passions are nature, community and the arts.’

ECOLOGICAL ADVISORY BOARD

Brontie Ansell

Brontie is the Co-Founder and Director of Lawyers for Nature, a Community Interest Company acting to represent the natural world, developing the Rights of Nature and Nature-Positive Corporate Governance. Brontie, as lead lawyer, has pioneered the company’s work to put ‘Nature on the Board’.

FINANCIAL ADVISORY BOARD

Alasdair Maclay

Alasdair Maclay is a farmer and impact Investor. Day job is as Chief Strategy Officer at GSG www.gsgii.org. Previously at Actis www.act.is. Focused on natural capital impact measurement and valuation. Also driving financial inclusion mpact as co-founder of Briisk www.briisk.io