Our Advisory Council brings a wealth of experience from the financial and philanthropic sectors, supporting our strategic development and actively promoting our fundraising goals. Their support is key to our capacity to support conservation for some of the planet’s most overlooked and underfunded species, regions and ecosystems.
Alexandra Hahn is an Executive Coach with the Asian Leadership Institute, which helps to create wise mindful leaders and high performing teams. Prior to this, Alexandra was the Founder/Director of The Hahn Group, a strategic consultancy practice in London and New York, which, in turn, followed a twenty year career in the finance sector on Wall Street and the Square Mile. Since her college days, Alexandra has served as a Board Member for a number of non-profits mostly in the fields of education and the arts. She currently serves on the Development Council of the National Portrait Gallery in London and assists a number of other arts and education organisations in strategy and development. Alexandra holds a B.A. in Art History from Wellesley College, and recently joined the Advisory Council at Synchronicity Earth reflecting her deep desire to safeguard our planet and all of its lifeforms.
Camilla Partridge worked for 13 years in the financial services executive search field in London. In 2000 she was a founding Director of Boyden Financial. She stepped down from this role in 2007 to bring up her young children and has since worked with a number of charities in the educational and environmental sector. Camilla is currently working with the Thomas’s School Foundation as well as recently joining the Advisory Council at Synchronicity Earth. Camilla is passionate about sustainability and committed to the provision of solutions that help lessen the impact that mankind has on the ecology of the planet.
Caroline Haas works at NatWest Markets where she heads up Sustainable Finance for Financial Institutions and SSAs. Prior to joining NWM, she was the Trustee and Development Director of the Thomas’s Schools Foundation, a London-based charity providing educational and extra-curricular activities to primary-aged children in lower income areas. Caroline sits on the Governing Board as Deputy Chair of Colville Primary School. Her underlying interest in and concern for biodiversity stems from a Science background and a desire to support ongoing work on the ground in conservation.
Britt Lintner is Managing Director for a European bank’s Asset Management division, heading liquid alternative sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She has over 15 years of senior executive experience at Lehman Brothers in New York and London, MAN/GLG investment management and Tungsten Corporation plc.
Inspired to create a fashionable and functional wardrobe for professional women, in 2003 Britt embarked on an MA in Fine and Decorative Arts and, combining this with a course in fashion, she launched the eponymous and highly successful Britt Lintner label. Britt’s entrepreneurial success has featured in leading global business and style media and her designs have been worn by many high profile women including Sarah Brown who wore Britt’s designs on visits to the White House and the G20 summit in London.
In July 2006, ‘Management Today’ voted Britt one of ‘35 Women Under 35.’ In 2009, the Walpole Association named Britt Lintner as one of their ‘Brands of Tomorrow’ and in 2010, she won the ‘Forward Under 40’ award from her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin.
Britt is also a trustee of Debate Mate and lives in London with her husband and two young sons.
Mustafa Zaidi is Director of Research and Development at Clarmond, a UK based wealth advisory. He was the co-founder of Octane, an alternative solutions provider to institutional clients and its Director of funds; he sold his holdings to Sanlam Insurance company at the end of 2009. He has more than 17 years in investment experience and was strategist at the Lexington Worldwide Emerging Markets fund along with an emerging markets hedge fund. He also worked at Cambridge Associates (Boston), a consultancy to endowments and universities. Mustafa has a BA (History and Economics) from Brown University, an MA (War Studies) from King’s College and was a DPhil (candidate) at Balliol College, Oxford University.