MEET THE TEAM

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

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

Mark Hilleard

Head of Woodlands

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 | mark@woodlandsavers.org

Woodland Savers Limited Board

Bill Carman

Director

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.

Michael Norton

Director

Michael Norton is a social entrepreneur and founder of the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action which promotes, supports and invests in social innovation and social innovators. 

Holly Turner

Director

Holly Turner is the climate specialist across Schroders Capital, the private assets investment division of Schroders. Within this role she is responsible for enabling and overseeing climate integration within each private assets business across the platform, along with developing the overall approach at the Schroders Capital level. As part of Holly’s role, she supports the development and delivery of specific products that have an alignment or investment intent towards climate-related themes, focusing on future commitments, implementation, and reporting. Increasingly, Holly also covers natural capital and biodiversity for private assets at Schroders – exploring its integration within investment process, innovating in ways to invest in nature and exploring the developments of both biodiversity and carbon markets. Holly has recently completed the ‘Nature-based Solutions to Global Challenges Foundation Course’ through the Nature Based Solutions Initiative in partnership with the University of Oxford.

Jonny Page

Director

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.

Tessa Bartlett

Woodland Savers Foundation

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.

Christoph Warrack

WSL 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.

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.’

Jessica Allen

Institute for Health Equity

Jessica is the Deputy Director for the Institute for Health Equity. She has shaped the strategic direction of the Institute and overseen its work and development. She has worked closely with international organisations, national and local governments, businesses and the economic sector, third sector organisations and public health and health care systems. She has published widely on the social determinants of health and led much of the Institute’s work and leads the IHE’s work with global organisations including the UN

Jenny Edwards CBE

Angela Terry

OneHome

Nick Gardner

National Lottery Community Fund

Ecology Advisory Board

Brontie Ansell

Director

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’.

Russell Horsey

Chartered Arboriculturalist

Sir Tim Smit

Eden Project

Baroness Kathy Willis

University of Oxford

Financial advisory board

Alasdair Maclay

Global Steering Group on Impact Investment

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 impact as co-founder of Briisk www.briisk.io.

Michael Norton

CIVA

Emily Gowers

Bain and Company

Dan Gregory

Social Enterprise UK

Dr Mark Collins

LifeX