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Green Traveller's Team

Our team of staff and specialist contributors, including writers, photographers, videographers, and designers. 

Richard Hammond
Chief Executive

Richard founded Green Traveller in 2006 while he was the Guardian's eco travel correspondent. He is co-author of the award-winning Rough Guide: "Clean Breaks: 500 New Ways to See the World" and has been writing about and filming green holidays, as well as commenting in the press on the subject, since 1998. Read his interview for Sustainability Leaders

Ginny Light

Writer/Blogger (freelance)

inny started her writing career at Business Traveller magazine, during which she was awarded Young Travel Writer of the Year by Travel Trade Gazette. She then took over editorship of the travel and tourism industry news website TravelMole and later joined The Times where she became Online Travel Editor and later Online Features Editor.

Sarah Baxter

Writer (freelance)
Writer, rambler, runner, Sarah is the former deputy editor of Wanderlust magazine, and has written extensively about adventure travel for a range of publications, including The Telegraph, The Independent, the Guardian, and Runners World. Whether she's topping tors in Dartmoor or strolling the Cotswolds from her Bath front door, she loves travel.

Catherine Mack

Writer (freelance)

Catherine graduated with a Masters degree in Responsible Tourism Management in 2007 and went on to write articles for UK newspapers and magazines. Although based in London, UK, Catherine is an Irish national. As well as travelling  back to Ireland by train, one of her favourite rail journeys is on the Caledonian Sleeper - waking up in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Nicola Forsyth
Head of Content (freelance)

Nic has more than 12 years experience creating content for some of the world's best known brands. She specialises in sustainability and communications, helping companies make the transition to reduce their carbon emissions. A lover of travel and the great outdoors, Nic is on a mission to explore the UK with her sidekick, Colin the dachshund.

Nigel Camp

Videographer (freelance)
Nigel has produced over 100 videos for organisations such as Johnson & Johnson, the Holiday Inn and BritMums. Nigel was the lead videographer on our work for NCTA’s England’s Coast Project and for our work for the Travel Foundation on sustainable coastal tourism in Croatia and the Caribbean as well as for our films for the WTTC in Baja California.

Paul Bloomfield

Writer (freelance)
Paul has been writing about travel, food, drink, music for over 12 years. He's written for Lonely Planet, Wanderlust and numerous publications, tackling the Zambezi by raft, the Hudson by kayak, and the Swedish Arctic on a husky sled. Paul wrote our Green Travel Guides to Exmoor and Somerset, North York Moors, Normandy, Catalonia, and Las Alpujarras.

Emma Smith

Finance Manager

Emma is our finance manager, responsible for our invoicing and accounts for all our members and freelance contributors. She also has a flair for design and has contributed to the look of our
Green Travel Guides - for travellers looking for characterful places to stay, local food and drink, culture and heritage, low impact and sustainable adventures.

Christopher Willan
Creative Director of Photography

Chris has been a professional photographer for over 25 years working on TV and film, NGO, editorial and corporate assignments in over 50 countries. He has worked for a range of clients, including BBC Worldwide, Condé Nast, The Travel Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and the Spanish Tourist Office.

Tina Smith

Designer (freelance)

Tina is an award-winning designer and art director with over a decade of experience in journalism. She has worked on a diverse range of titles, from whizzy digital editions of Empire to hand-stitched headlines of Pretty Nostalgic, via a string of wide-ranging BBC publications and many others. She says nature and getting out to the great outdoors are closest to her heart.

Harriet O'Brien
Project Manager/Writer (freelance)
Harriet is an experienced travel writer and award-winning author. She was on staff at the travel desk of The Independent during the 1990s and subsequently worked as managing editor at Conde Nast Traveller magazine. She has developed a preference to explore places on foot – she says it’s the only way to get really under the skin of a location.