Who We Are

Peter Phelps, Chairman

Peter Phelps co-founded Earth Restoration Service in 2004, and has chaired the charity since its inception. He has been actively involved in a number of forest restoration projects in both the UK and Australia since the 1990s, and participated in the international Earth Restoration Conference held in Scotland in 2001 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UNEP. Peter has over 25 years of business experience, including four years living and working in Russia and Kazakhstan. He is owner and CEO of Aditus, the UK’s leading audience acquisition agency, which specialises in the publishing, charity and membership sectors, and a director of Rudolf Wolff, the boutique investment manager. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

Andreas Kornevall, Director of Operations

Andreas Kornevall is Founder of WorkingAbroad (1997), an international service linking volunteers with local NGO’s in over 150 countries. He also founded the School Tree Nursery initiative in the UK and is currently the Director of Operations for the Earth Restoration Service.

A graduate in Public Relations and Communications (BPR) from Geneva, Switzerland, he has spent the past ten years working with innovative grassroots programmes in the ecological, cultural and social sectors, collaborating in countries such as India, USA, Dutch Antilles, Ecuador, Swaziland, Iceland, the Gambia etc. A member of the British Permaculture Association, recording artist and writer.

Alan Watson Featherstone, Trustee

Alan Watson Featherstone, is founder and Executive Director of the award winning Scottish Charity, Trees for Life.

He has been a member of the Findhorn Foundation Community since 1978 and is a frequent speaker at international conferences where he addresses environmental issues. He was co-convenor of the international environmental conference held under the auspices of UNEP and UNESCO in April 2002.

Howard Colvin, Trustee

Originally from Belfast, Howard worked for a number of years as a band manager in the music industry. In 1993, he switched his attention to the fledgling alternative investment arena, setting up a joint venture with Rudolf Wolff Fund Management. In 2000, Howard set up Hedge Fund Marketing with his fellow trustee Peter Phelps, having previously founded Subscriptions Marketing, the UK’s largest subscription agency and owner of LetsSubscribe.com.

Howard has been actively involved in supporting ERS since its inception, and became a trustee in 2007, being instrumental in the launch of its Forest of Fame initiative.

Dermot O’Gorman, Trustee

Dermot joined WWF in May 1998. During this time he has worked as the Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Programme for WWF International in Switzerland, was the Regional Representative of WWF South Pacific Programme for 3 years, based in Fiji and as the Head of Government and Aid Agency relationships at WWF-UK in London. He currently is the Country Representative of WWF China, based in Beijing.

Prior to joining WWF, Dermot worked with Government Environmental Agencies in Australia and England. including the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the England Countryside Commission. He has two degrees in Environmental Conservation and a masters in Environmental Policy and Assessment from the London School of Economics.