Meet The Team

Nico

NICHOLAS

Our CEO 

Co Founder

A business entrepreneur, Nico has continuously strived to build the best companies in a multitude of sectors, which has been justly acknowledged through various nominations & awards received over the years. An influential leader & ideas guy with a can-do attitude who creates business with integrity & passion. A culture of ‘Business for Good’ is his new ambition.

Elkie

NICHOLAS

Our Creative

Co Founder

A marketing & branding professional with a positive & tenacious entrepreneurial spirit. Elkie has worked in a variety of sectors all over the world including more recently in education, travel & technology . As a dynamic creator of numerous award-winning products, she is now channelling her extensive experience & knowledge to support her love of nature & travel.

Giannis

PARASKEVOPOULOS

CTO

Our Tech Guy

A chief technology officer & professional software engineer who studied Computer Science at the TEI of Piraeus in Athens. He has a natural fascination & curiosity for software development, keeping up with new trends and technologies. His expertise & knowledge has come through working on a range of different projects in banking, entertainment press & travel.

Caroline

DONALDSON-SINCLAIR

PR

Our Word Smith

Almost 20 years in lifestyle PR & marketing has given Caroline a contact list of media across the world. An inveterate traveller, she has represented destinations and tour operators on four continents. Growing up in the woods, she is at her happiest ‘forest bathing’ with a muddy dog. As a result, she is thrilled to be tasked with showing the world what Trees4Travel and its partners are achieving.

Dale

NUFER

Our Forest

Project Manager

Dale accrued a plethora of skills from resolving difficult situations under pressure, to organisation, problem solving & staff  management during his 30 year career in the UK Metropolitan Police, Dale’s over-riding passion has always been for nature & the environment so sees this as an excellent opportunity to merge his skill set & passion into one ensuring the success of our projects.

Clelia

GOODCHILD

Our Film Creator

& Researcher

A multilingual (French, Spanish, Portuguese, English) filmmaker & writer. Her passion for nature & travel is the driving force of her work. Clelia has collaborated on a wide range of projects, from the conservation of the Atlantic Rainforest with STR Brazil & Voices for Nature, to Accessible Travel with Accomable (now part of Airbnb). Her film work has also earned the recognition of Institutions such as the UN.

Jack

THIRKELL

Our Ecology &

 Environmental Advisor

Jack is a published research scientist with an academic background in biology and wildlife conservation, Jack holds a MSc and is currently finishing his PhD. He has a love of sports, food and responsible travel. His passions are centered around promoting biodiversity conservation and environmental health.

Simon

TATTERSALL

CFO

Our Numbers Guy

Simon is a U.K. Chartered Accountant who has been MD & FD of several businesses across a range of sectors. Previous roles include being on the management team at Deloitte & MD of Egon Ronay's Hotel & Restaurant Guides in the UK. During the last 25 years, Simon has been involved in a number of start-up and young businesses in various roles including Founder, MD, FD & Advisor.

Rüdiger

BEYER

German Travel

Market

Rüdiger has more than 30 years of experience in the hotel and travel industry. He has held international management positions as general manager and sales/marketing expert. Rüdiger holds a degree in business administration for hotel management. He is German by birth and speaks English, Italian and French, among other languages.

Werner

MEYER

German Travel Market 

Werner has over 30 years’ experience in operational, strategic and marketing positions in the travel industry. He started his career in hotel management where he held positions including Rooms Division Manager with Steigenberger Hotels, Vice President Marketing at Worldhotels, Managing Director of Your Hotels Worldwide, founded Busy Rooms a 360-degree CRS and runs Mars-at-Work Marketing, a travel consultancy that does serve international customers in the industry. In his spare time Werner loves to cook and is a passionate and competitive tennis player.

Sascha 

HAUSMANN

Our Travel

Industry Advisor

In the last 15 years, through his involvement in Venture Capital HOWZAT Partners, Sascha Hausmann has overlooked investments in over 80 companies globally. He is a well-recognised figure in several industries, speaking at many events and being a senior advisor, board member and investor to various companies in the online marketplace. He has joined our board to help us build a global presence and long-term strategy.