Our Board of Trustees bring a wealth of expertise.

Our Board ensures that The Tree Council delivers its mission effectively and manages its resources carefully. Our Board is chaired by Joel Cadbury.

Joel Cadbury, Chair

Joel is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, developing a wide range of highly successful leisure businesses and previously playing active roles as Chair of the Royal Parks Foundation and leading a national wheelchair campaign for Motor Neurone Disease. Joel is delighted to chair The Tree Council Board of Trustees and follow in the footsteps of his tree-loving family.

Andrew Fenwick, Treasurer

Andrew co-founded Brunswick Group in 1987 and is Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and attended Harvard Business School’s Programme for Management Development in the spring of 1992.

He was a non-executive director of the Royal Parks Agency and a founding Trustee and, from 2013, Deputy Chairman, of the Royal Parks Foundation from 2003 to 2017. He was a Trustee of the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association for fourteen years to 2012.

He enjoys nurturing acorns into oak trees and looks forward to his tulip tree flowering for the first time during the next decade.

Anna Goulandris

Anna adores Britain’s incredible outdoors and is passionate about preserving and growing our landscapes so that future generations inherit bigger, healthier, and protected green spaces. As a former Trustee of the Royal Parks Foundation, Anna was involved in several key London park projects including ‘Green Fingers in the Park’, an educational programme which saw hundreds of schoolchildren planting more than 100,000 daffodil, bluebell and snowdrop bulbs in Hyde Park.

Today she is working with An Even Better Arbourthorne (AEBA), a charity promoting and developing socially cohesive communities in the Northeast of the UK. A mother of three and founder of her own interior design business, Anna is thrilled to be joining The Tree Council and sharing her love for all things flora and fauna.

Tariq Ahmed

Tariq Ahmed

Tariq Ahmed is VP People at Achilles Therapeutics. He has a lifelong connection to the natural environment stemming from his early childhood growing up in the beauty and wildness of the Welsh landscape. From this early stage he has volunteered his time working with others to plant trees. He has done this with Scottish Woodland to plant land on his grandfather’s farm, as well as with BTCV, Red Rose Forest and Forests for the Community.

Through his career he has worked across the globe in over 50 different countries, holding senior positions in major global companies as well as in small entrepreneurial start-up businesses. These roles have been in Sales, Communication and Consulting and he is now focussed on People and Development which is his passion. As are trees.

Eliza Newport

Eliza Newport is a real estate professional and steward of Bradford Estates—a 12,000-acre landed estate with a 900-year history in Shropshire and Staffordshire. Prior to that, Eliza spent over 10 years working on large scale mixed use projects in urban environments.

Eliza is dedicated to the ongoing regeneration of landscapes and restoration of nature habitats in both urban and rural areas. Her focus is on preserving and enhancing natural beauty, promoting ecological sustainability, and creating harmonious environments where nature can thrive alongside human activities.