Green Traveller's Team

Our team consists of in-house and freelance project managers, videographers, photographers, travel writers, bloggers, and designers

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Richard Hammond
Executive Producer & Founder

Richard has filmed and produced over 100 short films. He was previously the Guardian's eco travel correspondent and has been writing and commenting in the media about sustainable tourism since 1998. Richard is co-author of the award-winning Rough Guide: "Clean Breaks: 500 New Ways to See the World". Read his full-length interview on Sustainable travel after Covid

Ginny Light

Ginny 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.


Harriet O'Brien

Project Manager/Writer

Harriet is a 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. She has developed a preference to explore places on foot – it’s the only way to get really under the skin of a location, she says.

Paul Bloomfield

Paul has been writing about travel, food, drink, music for over 10 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. Mostly, though, he prefers riding Shank's pony and hiking trails from Cornwall to New Zealand's Queen Charlotte Track.

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, British Airways, Condé Nast, Thomas Cook, TUI, The Travel Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and the Spanish Tourist Office.


Nigel Camp

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.


Alex Cantouris

Alex has filmed and edited over 30 videos for Green Traveller.
He was one of the cameramen for England’s Coast project and also the lead videographer for our series on the Welsh Protected Landscapes.  Alex has had films screened at The Online Film Festival; MIA Film Festival; International Euro Film Festival Online; and the Making Waves Film Festival.


Emma Smith

Finance Manager

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

Tina Smith

Tina is an award-winning designer and art director with over 10 years 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, including Lost in London. She says nature and the great outdoors are closest to her heart.


Sarah Baxter

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 and Runners World. Whether she's topping tors in Dartmoor or strolling the Cotswolds from her Bath front door, she loves travel.

George Chan

George spent 11 years with the BBC Natural History Unit filming all over the world on series including State of the Planet, Living with El Nino, and Wild China. He was a videographer on our video series for England’s Coast and filmed and edited a conservation film about Richmond Park in London with Sir David  Attenborough which won the prestigious gold award at the EVCOM film awards.