A Diverse Team of Talents

JULIAN MATTHEWS

JULIAN MATTHEWS
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Wildlife Conservationist, award-winning nature tourism entrepreneur and pioneer in nature based economics. He is the Founder and Chairman of the TOFTigers charity in India and a member of IUCN TAPAS group for global protected areas. Julian heads up the business and its operations.

BENEDICT MACDONALD

BENEDICT MACDONALD
HEAD OF NATURE RESTORATION

A passionate British conservationist and lifelong naturalist with a global outlook, and author of the Wainwright-prize winning manifesto for ecological restoration – Rebirding – Ben will lead on nature restoration across our properties and on specialist species reintroduction schemes, in liaison with a wide community of NGOs, farmers, foresters, landowners and the public.

ARCHIE EGAR MRICS

ARCHIE EGAR MRICS
HEAD OF PROPERTY

An experienced rural chartered surveyor who has specialised in farms and estates since 2016. A keen conservationist and outdoor enthusiast, he is responsible for sourcing suitable purchase opportunities and for strategic property advice tailored for biodiversity and carbon benefit.

TASSILO VON HIRSCH

TASSILO VON HIRSCH
HEAD OF NATURAL CAPITAL

A former sustainability and climate change consultant at Deloitte and PwC, Tassilo developed and manages the company’s proprietary WILDnCAT assessment tool, with expertise in carbon markets and natural capital payments. He leads our natural capital assessment, valuation and policy work.

JEREMY HELSBY

JEREMY HELSBY

CHAIRMAN


A distinguished career in the real estate agency business, concluded as Group CEO of Savills PLC, one of the world’s largest real estate service providers in 2018. He continues working in other Non Executive roles in this sector after being appointed as Chairman of the company in July 2021.

Edit Kiss

EDIT KISS

DIRECTOR


With 15 years if expertise in climate and conservation finance and the natural capital markets, she works for Mirova Natural Capital, and is their representative on the company’s board. Mirova, subsidiary of French asset manager Natixis, is a supportive shareholder of the company.

Bruce Tozer

BRUCE TOZER

DIRECTOR


A distinguished career in investment banking and commodities with Rabobank and Credit Agricole before becoming MD of the new climate team at JPMorgan from 2005. Now a conservationist and a founder member of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) since 1992.

Jay Barrymore

JAY BARRYMORE

DIRECTOR


An investor with over 15 years’ experience across multiple asset classes and countries, having started his career at RWC Partners, managing one of the first renewable energy and carbon portfolios, and then focusing on sustainable and impact investing within private markets, from India to New Zealand.