Who governs us

The Global Canopy Programme's Board of Trustees include individuals with a significant amount of experience across a diverse range of industries, sectors and geographies.

Board of Trustees

Edward is a Managing Partner of Oxford Capital Partners LLP, an investment group which he co-founded in 1999 specialised in sustainability investments. The firm delivers private equity growth capital programmes internationally to wealthy families and institutional investors. With over 30 years of experience as a practical manager, investor and business leader, Ted has worked with both mature listed businesses and younger high growth companies across a multitude of sectors around the world.

Hylton established Morgan Grenfell in Brazil in 1982 and was later Chief Executive of the investment bank Henry Ansbacher in New York.  In 1992, he founded Wingate Ventures, providing corporate finance services to businesses making a positive contribution to the environment.

Lindsay Bury has for the last fifty years worked in the city, in industry and in the voluntary sector primarily in conservation. He was a founder of ACT, a well known early pioneer in the British computer industry whose activities spanned both software and hardware in the seventies and eighties.  He has also worked continuously in the city with Schroder’s, Singer and Friedlander and recently with Electric and General Investment Trust of which he was chairman.

Rachel is the Principal of Welbeck, a small accountancy practice focussed on supporting the third sector. Her interest lies in helping organisations to develop effective support systems that are compatible with their ethos and working practices.

William Wint trained as an entomologist and continued in the field for some 10 years doing research on forest canopy  insect ecology in both the UK and the tropics. He then spent fifteen years flying aerial surveys of livestock throughout Africa. Since the mid-1990s William has focussed on developing and using new techniques of geographical analysis and mapping of agriculture and the environment, animal and human disease risks, and climate change.