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Our team

We are proud of the expertise and experience of our team. We work together to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees, improving people’s incomes, and restoring and protecting land.

We all believe in protecting the environment so that people can live a healthy life, free from poverty.

“I feel proud to work for Tree Aid. I come from these communities in northern Ghana and I know how things used to be. I can see the impact we are making, we are reversing land degradation, we are increasing the number of shea trees. I benefited from shea trees myself — when my mother harvested shea to send me to school. Tree Aid is creating livelihood options for people and protecting the environment.”
Jonathan Naaba, Ghana Country Manager
Headshot of Shireen Chambers, Tree Aid Chair Of Trustees

Our Trustees

Our board of Trustees work together to set our strategic direction. They ensure we are true to our mission and values and check our progress against our strategy.

The board of Trustees is led by our Chair of Trustees, Shireen Chambers MBE.

Our Senior Management team

Our Chief Executive and three directors together make up our Senior Management team. They are responsible for day-to-day decision making and for leading our three departments: Operations, Finance & Resources and Fundraising & Communications.

Photo of Amadou Tangara, Tree Aid's Mali Country Manager sat with a Tree Aid project member writing a form

Our Operations team

Our Operations team look after all of our projects across Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, and Niger. This includes overseeing our monitoring and evaluation systems and our specialist technical work.

They work with communities and local partners to directly tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis.

Our Finance & Resources team

Our Finance & Resources team ensure our projects are effectively funded and resourced, including bringing in the right people to lead our work. The team also ensure we have the right policies in place to ensure risk management and safeguarding is at the heart of our work. 

Emily Nelson, Tree Aid Individuals Fundraising Manager, stood with Tree Aid branded materials outside Curzon cinema

Our Fundraising & Communications team

The Fundraising & Communications team engage our supporters, who generously give their time and money to support our work. They also raise awareness of Tree Aid's work in media and across other communications.

Our Partners

As well as working with communities, we join forces with local, national and international organisations to grow trees, improve people’s incomes, and restore and protect land. We work in partnership to find long-term solutions to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis. Together, we influence policy and push for change that protects trees, people’s livelihoods and our planet.

Joanna Lumley, Tree Aid Patron, walking down a red carpet

Our Patrons

We are lucky to have dedicated patrons who support our work and help us spread the word about what we do. Whether it's voicing a radio appeal or attending an event, our Patrons generously give their time to Tree Aid. 

Our impact

Our projects provide food and income for communities, tackling poverty today. They also offer long-term change, improving the environment and soil fertility, and addressing the effects of the climate crisis, for tomorrow.