Galeemah Adams

Growing up in Cape Town allowed Galeemah to develop a deep love for nature and the outdoors. An abundance of good weather and beautiful beaches and forests meant plenty of opportunity for camping and just generally being outside. This has been enormously important in her personal growth. She believes all children should enjoy similar access…

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Farrah Nazir

I am a public engagement specialist with over 12 years’ experience in both funding, developing, and delivering programmes that engage the public in science and society. As a daughter of a market trader selling fruit, veg and spices from across the world, I’ve always been fascinated with the interconnections between the environment, food, people, and…

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Ben Brace

Ben is a horticulturist and Chartered Landscape Architect, originally from Romford – the son of a market stallholder no less! Ben currently works for the Royal Horticultural Society as their Horticultural Projects Manager delivering their significant reinvestment and redevelopment programme. He became a TGC Trustee so that he could play a part in getting inner…

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Vikram Jain

Vikram is the Managing Director of JCURV, a management consultancy focusing on increasing the agility of the UK. He works with Board members of FTSE 100 organisations to increase the speed, efficiency and effectiveness of how they deliver change. As well as being a Trustee for the TGC, he also operates as an advisor for…

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Robbie Burns – Chair

Robbie went to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1969 and was commissioned in 1971. He read History at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge from 1972-75 and left the army in 1989.  Robbie has 29 years experience in health, social care and children services in executive and non-executive roles. From 1996-1999 he ran Bupa’s 37 hospitals, was Group…

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Robert Williams

Robert has a background in publishing and digital product development. Having completed the On Purpose leadership development programme, he now works in healthcare consulting for the NHS in London. Robert has volunteered for a number of charities, including The Food Chain, which provides nutritional services for people living with. He’s a keen vegetable grower and…

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Shelly Khaled

I fundamentally believe in sacrifice and service and give up my time, experience and expertise to community action projects. I feel the world is changing at such a rapid pace that we are fast losing sight of the things that really matter, such as connecting with nature and connecting on a deeper level with each…

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Sarah Whitehouse

Sarah is a practising lawyer with a background in the finance industry. An Islington resident, she loves getting outdoors whenever possible and exploring the local area. She is passionate about conservation issues and TGC’s aim of encouraging a love of nature, particularly amongst the next generation.

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Raakesh Patel

Raakesh is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of financial controlling and management experience across multiple international companies. He currently works as an Executive Director in a leading European investment bank as a regulatory specialist. Raakesh regularly volunteers on initiatives that support education and social entrepreneurship in local communities. Through his experience in growing…

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