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    Panagiota Koutsofta

    Cyprus Project Coordinator

    I have nine years of experience in policy, field work, environmental education, awareness raising and project management for biodiversity, conservation and circular economy projects (especially in single-use plastics). I joined TF in 2019 as the Coordinator for Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic-free.


  • Agatha Charles

    Agatha Charles

    Project Assistant - St. Lucia

    I am a hotelier with over 25 years experienced in the tourism industry. Skilled in management, operations, marketing and event management. I hold an MSc in Strategic Leadership and a Diploma in Business Administration. I joined the team in January 2019.


  • Martin Satney

    IKI Project Manager - Saint Lucia

    I am an Agricultural Engineer and Project Management Specialist with a focus on climate adaptation technology, and agriculture & environmental management. In addition, I have been an active volunteer engaging in various community, social and cultural development activities in Saint Lucia.


  • Prakash Juddoo

    IKI Project Officer- Mauritius

    I've previously worked in environmental organisations (Government, UN Environment and NGOs) with over 5 years’ work experience. My background is in Chemical and Renewable Energy Engineering. On-going MSc in Project Management. I’m passionate about Environmental Sustainability.


  • Şemsi Toprak

    Programme Coordinator (Turkey)

    My primary role is to engage local stakeholders and deliver programme activities in Turkey. We have achieved considerable results through our agro-linkages and stewardship projects, and this success drives our ambition for the current Flavours from the Fields project


  • Coral

    Coral Purvil-Williams

    Jamaica Programme Advisor

    I have worked in the tourism industry in Jamaica for over 20 years and have been with the Travel Foundation since 2014. As Programme Coordinator, I am very excited to be working on the project aimed at increasing tourist footfall and spend and spreading the benefits of tourism to the local people.


  • Jeremy Sampson

    Jeremy Sampson


    I've worked in tourism and conservation for many years and have a personal and professional passion for travel. I've worked with destinations and industry partners globally, and believe we must continue to build momentum for our movement, maximising the benefits of tourism for people and nature.


  • Carolina Fernandez


    I joined the team to work on the IKI project. I have previously worked in a variety of sectors mainly on environmental issues and hold two engineering degrees, an MSc in Environment & Renewable Energies, and a Diploma in Environment & International Development.


  • Lauren Bester

    Administration Officer

    My role is to support the team where possible including helping with the finances, logistics of events and helping keep the office running smoothly! I enjoy helping people so this role is perfect for me and I love how everyone here is very passionate about what they do.


  • Arnau Teixidor

    Arnau Teixidor

    Destinations Programme Officer

    I joined the team to look after the Turkey programme. My background is in the conservation and build environment sectors and I hold an MSc in International Planning. I’ve worked for the past 6 years on sustainability, mainly in conservation and development projects with a strong tourism component.


  • Amy White

    Communications Officer

    I'm a marketing and communications specialist with a background in media and my role is to promote the charity's work, primarily through its digital channels. I job-share with Heather and you can contact me Monday-Wednesday.


  • Katie James

    Destinations Programme Officer

    My background is in the international development sector with a particular focus on sustainable livelihoods, natural resources and multi-stakeholder engagement. I hold an MSc in International Development, and speak French and Spanish. I joined TF in January 2017 to manage the Jamaica programme.


  • Tess Quinn-Forgan

    Head of Finance and Operations

    With over 12 years’ experience at the Travel Foundation, my role is to lead and manage all aspects of the organisation’s finances. I also oversee the operational aspects of the charity, including IT, HR support and contract management, providing support to the team in the delivery of their work.


  • Terry Brown

    Terry Brown

    Destinations Programme Manager

    I joined the Travel Foundation in 2014, and manage the Destinations Programme team. Outbound tour operating and international development comprise most of my professional and academic experience. I also have a degree in Spanish and French and a particular interest in Latin America.


  • Ben Lynam

    Ben Lynam

    Head of Communications

    I work with Jodie, Heather and Gina in my team to communicate the fantastic work of the Travel Foundation, and I am the main point of contact for journalists. I’ve been in the role since 2012, and have a background in both charity and government communications. Of course I also love to travel!


  • Julie Middleton

    Julie Middleton

    Head of Sustainable Practice

    My role is incredibly varied covering all of our programmes and partnerships - from designing training courses to developing bespoke plans for our partners. My background is in tour operating so I’ve been at the coal face! After 8 years I’m still on a very steep learning curve – makes life exciting!


  • Heather

    Heather Child

    Communications Officer

    As part of the Communications Team I make sure current and potential partners are kept up to date about our work. I have a varied background in charity communications and marketing, working for large NGOs in a range of sectors, and have a particular interest in sustainable living and travel.


  • Graeme Jackson

    Graeme Jackson

    Head of Partnerships

    I’m a trained journalist and PR practitioner and today I’m responsible for developing and managing our corporate partnerships, connecting travel brands with our fantastic destination work and helping them to engage and inspire colleagues, customers and stakeholders. I’d love you to get in touch!


  • Georgina Davies

    Communications Manager

    As part of our small communications team, my role is all about promoting our work and its benefits - everything from creating new comms materials to managing events. I joined the Travel Foundation in 2009 having previously worked for Whale and Dolphin Conservation as their Communications Manager.


  • Wendy Moore

    Wendy Moore

    Head of Programmes

    My role includes scoping and setting up new destination programmes, commissioning research and managing M&E frameworks. I have over 20 years’ tourism experience including lecturing and research, tour operating, and enterprise development, and have an MSc in Tourism and Environmental Management.


  • Jasmine Stevens Wong

    Jasmine Stevens Wong

    Sustainability Practitioner

    I work with tourism organisations in source market countries and destinations to develop the right training and staff engagement programmes that will inspire and guide others to improve the way that tourism operates. Having worked in, studied and taught tourism I am passionate about this.


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    David Weston

    Company Secretary

    I have been Company Secretary since 2005, supporting the Chief Executive and trustees, on a part-time basis. My background is in tour operating, where I created and built the Great Escapes short breaks brand to a 17% market share.


  • Helen Marano

    Helen Marano


    Helen Marano is Founder and President of Marano Perspectives and serves as a Special Advisor for the WTTC. Through her company, Helen works to further the value and importance of travel and tourism for the economic development and social benefits of global communities.

  • Jane Ashton


    Jane is Director of Sustainability at TUI Group, where she drives sustainable business activity throughout this large integrated travel business. Jane is also an Executive Board Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and chairs the Advisory Committee of TUI Care Foundation.

  • Debbie Hindle

    Debbie Hindle


    Debbie is the Managing Director of Four Travel - part of Four Communications - the UK's leading integrated independent communications agency which includes luxury, digital, SEO, media buying, sports, art, culture , consumer, corporate, property, public affairs and campaigning specialists

  • Alistair Rowland

    Alistair Rowland


    Alistair Rowland is currently Chief Retail Officer at The Midcounties Co-operative and Chairman of ABTA. Alistair is also a Trustee of the ABTA Lifeline Charity.

  • Rodney Anderson

    Rodney Anderson


    Rodney has 40 years’ Central and Local Government experience, latterly as Director, Marine and Fisheries in Defra. Having retired from the Civil Service, he holds various voluntary, advisory and non-executive posts. Rodney was part of the UK team at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)

  • John de Vial

    John de Vial


    John is Head of Financial Protection at ABTA. John was until April 2009 Group Director of Quality, Safety, Corporate Social Responsibility and External Affairs at the Thomas Cook Group plc.

  • Noel Josephides

    Noel Josephides


    Noel is the founding partner and Chairman of Sunvil Holidays, since 1973. He is a board member of AITO and between 2013 and 2019 he was Chairman of ABTA. Noel is the Chairman of AGTA (Association of Greek Cypriot Travel Agents and Tour Operators).

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    Jimmy Skinner


    One of the founders of Action for Conservation through Tourism (ACT- the charity that played a leading role in the development of The Travel Foundation), Jimmy is also trustee of the New Economics Foundation and the Organic Research Centre at Elm Farm.

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