Over the past 20 years, I’ve worked in applied-research, practice and management in sustainable tourism development throughout the English-Speaking Caribbean. I have also served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology in Saint Lucia.
My background is in environmental modelling with a particular focus on sustainability - including eco-tourism, climate change and greenhouse gas inventories, energy, statistics and geospatial analysis. I hold a PhD in Environmental Modelling, and speak English and French.
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.
As someone born and brought up in Jamaica’s tourism gateway, Montego Bay, I can relate in a personal way to tourism on the island and the way it intersects with the environment, economy, and local people. Building relationships and partnerships for sustainable growth is key to lasting success.
My passion for tourism started with its linkages to the creative cultural sector, local creatives and entrepreneurs elevating their living standards through tourism. I have experience of engaging a wide range of stakeholders, both private and public sector over my 5+ years in the tourism industry.
I’m working as project coordinator in Turkey. My primary role is to engage local stakeholders and institutions with our programme. We were able to achieve considerable results with our destination stewardship projects and interest from local organisations stimulates us to do more.
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.
I joined the travel foundation in 2011 working on the Taste of Fethiye agricultural project, and am currently working on the Blue Wave project. We aim to increase awareness and document threats to the marine environment whilst offering practical solutions and delivering an educational program.
I have an academic background in tourism planning and sustainable development and for more than seven years I have been in the public sector, advocating for sustainable tourism development in my home country, Cabo Verde. I joined the Travel Foundation in April 2016.
I joined the team in 2018 to lead on grant, trust, and institutional fundraising. Originally from Canada, I have an MA in Environmental Education and Communication, and over 15 years’ experience working with various environmental NGOs. I love travel, snowboarding, and riding my bike.
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.
My role is to support the team where possible including helping with the finances, logistics of events and help keep the office running smoothly! I enjoy helping people so this role is perfect for me and everyone here is very passionate about what they do so it’s a great.
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.
As part of the Communications Team I make sure current and potential partners are kept up to date about our work. I've previously worked in environmental communications for a range of NGOs, academia and government and a focus on sustainability has been the common thread!
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.
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.
I hold an MSc in Responsible Tourism Management. I’ve worked for the past 8 years on community-based, ‘eco’ and inclusive growth tourism development projects in Africa, South America and the Caribbean. I speak Italian and French fluently. I currently look after the Cape Verde and Croatia programmes.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
As Chief Executive, I’m delighted to be leading the Travel Foundation in achieving its goals. An environmental scientist by profession, I have spent the past 25 years implementing sustainable principles across a variety of industries in both the public and private sectors.
My role includes scoping and setting up new destination programmes, commissioning research and managing M&E frameworks. I have 20 years’ tourism experience including lecturing and research, tour operating, and enterprise development, and have an MSc in Tourism and Environmental Management.
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.
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.
Debbie is the Managing Director of Four bgb - the travel practice 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
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)