Trust for Sustainable Living


Christopher Felton

Co-Chair, Board of Trustees

Chris Felton is a partner at Gardner Leader Solicitors, based in Newbury, Berkshire. Chris, who is married and a father of two, is a keen marathon runner, having participated in New York, Paris and twice in London.

Anne-Marie Garner

Co-Chair, Board of Trustees

Anne-Marie Garner joined the board in December 2016 as a Non-Executive Director of TSL. Anne-Marie worked for 10 years as Legal Director of Johnson Matthey Plc, a FTSE top 60 sustainable technologies global organisation. She brings with her a working knowledge of the leading areas of legal concern and governance for any board along with an understanding of sustainability and its potential. Whilst at Johnson Matthey Anne-Marie also led the Diversity and Inclusion team for the group, encapsulating areas of concern from two of the UN SDGs. She was previously Chair of the Islington Law Centre and is currently an NED of the Gravity Light Foundation and Chair of

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger

Prof Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, DPhil (Oxon) MEM (Yale) BCL and LLB (McGill), is a professor, senior director and expert jurist in international law and governance on sustainable development. She holds 20 years of experience in international treaty negotiations, legal advice and programs leadership that spans 84 countries of the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Senior Director for the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL, an international legal research and education charitable institute based in Montreal Canada, Cambridge UK, Nairobi Kenya and Santiago Chile), she is is also Senior Legal Expert, Sustainable Development, for the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) based in Rome. She is a Trustee of the Trust for Sustainable Living of the UK, holds an Affiliated Fellowship at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL) of the University of Cambridge, and serves as International Professor in the Faculty of Law University of Chile.

Further, she is a Senior Research Associate for the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a global institute in the UN-CGIAR network, and Senior Legal Advisor / General Counsel to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, a venerable international treaty for conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and water resources. Prof Cordonier Segger has published 18 books and over 80 papers in five languages, including the law text book Sustainable Development Law (Oxford University Press) with Dr A Khalfan, and co-edits the Cambridge University Press Series on Implementing Treaties on Sustainable Development, serves as Rapporteur of the International Law Association (ILA) Experts Committee on Natural Resources, and is Councilor of the World Future Council.

Laureate of several prestigious awards and many international grants, she holds commendations from the United Nations and over 40 governments. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish, and also speaks basic Portuguese, Italian and German.

Patrick Garton

Patrick Garton grew up within the orchid businesses of the late Wyld Court Orchids and the ongoing Boa Vista Orchids on the island of Madeira where he is currently based and working. After a degree in plant sciences at Oxford University and gathering practical experience in Holland, at Hillier nurseries and at The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Florida, he went on to study at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew where he was awarded the Kew Diploma in Horticulture in 1998. He has been a trustee of The Living Rainforest since 2000. Apart from botany and horticulture, he has particular interests in entomology, natural history and travel

Marie-Pierre Lloyd

Marie-Pierre Lloyd became the Seychelles High Commissioner to the UK in 2012. She entered Seychelles’ public service in 1976, the year of Seychelles’ Independence. From her first post as Social Development Officer in the Ministry of Education and Social Development (1976-78), she moved into other senior policy-making positions and in 2006 she became the Minister for Employment and Social Affairs. A year later she was appointed Minister for Health and Social Development and in 2010, became the first Seychelles’ Roving Ambassador for Women and Children’s Issues, during which time she opened a drop – in centre for women and others who wanted a “second chance”. She is a strong advocate for inclusive and participatory governance and for education as a critical driver for sustainable development.

Barry Murrer

Dr Barry Murrer is a distinguished industrial scientist having recently completed a 35-year career at the FTSE-100 company Johnson Matthey in the UK. During this period, he led the development and commercialisation of a range of technologies across the company’s portfolio, including novel catalysts, nanomaterials, sorbents and FDA-approved platinum-based drugs.

Dr Murrer joined the TSL Board of Trustees in September 2017.

Garry Stewart

Garry Stewart took a degree in Engineering at Cambridge and stayed on to work on scanning electron microscopes. He then spent 10 years at the local company, Cambridge Scientific Instruments, as technical director. He was responsible for the research and development work on electron optical instruments and other products.

He worked for DeBeers for 30 yrs. He built up and managed the UK research lab for the Gem Diamond division. Part of the work was to design and manufacture equipment for automatically sorting and working diamonds.

He is interested in the technologies involved in improving energy efficiency and reducing the consumption of carbon fuels.


Karl Hansen

Executive Director

William Aitken

Head of Maintenance

Melanie Booth

Assistant Education Officer

Peter Clark

Chief Horticulturist

Henry Cripps

Front of House

Charlotte Duckett

Assistant Horticulturist

Emily Jesson-Smith

Education Development Officer

Ruth Larkin

Director of Development

Katie Miles

Finance Manager

Simon Pratley

Animal Curator

Paula Rhoads

HR and Finance Administration

Alison Robinson

Front of House Manager

Rupert West

Strategic Operations and Innovations Manager