BOARD OF ADVISORS

Here at Canary Green we are extremely proud to have outstanding and experienced professionals on our board of advisors. 

Canary Green is a dedicated organisation with passionate professionals who want to raise awareness and make sustainable changes in Canary Islands, therefore we are pleased to have a board of advisors who believe in our mission as much as we do.

Harold Goodwin Responsible Tourism

Dr Harold Goodwin

MD of Responsible Tourism Partnership

Harold is an Emeritus Professor and Responsible Tourism Director at the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, Managing Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership and advisor to the World Travel Market on its Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London, which attracts 2000 participants each year. He chairs the panels of judges for the World Responsible Tourism Awards and the Awards in Africa, India and Latin America.

Andreas Koch Tourythm

ANDREAS KOCH

Managing Director of BlueContec gmbh

Andreas has an extensive experience in sustainability and tourism. For years he has been passionate about making changes to create a greener truism. Since his Master of science degree, to Head of Quality and Environment and head of product development and hotel consultancy for TUI, founder and president of the board of Futouris E.V, to becoming a managing director of BlueConect, which takes care that sustainability becomes an essential factor for hotels and tourism businesses.

Kay Gonzales

Founding partner of AD Alberto Dorner and Las Villas Govi SL

Founding manager of a sustainable vacation resort on the Canary Islands – Alberto Dorner – Boutique & Luxury Lodging. His goal is to protect existing communities and traditions from mass tourism. Exclusive for travellers, who are interested and involved in sustainability of the island and its people. As a public speaker, he aims to share what he learned as a former linguistics researcher and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kay is passionate about people involved in tourism and education

Octavio Cabrera Toste

Founder and Managing Partner of Cabrera Rodriguez Lawyers and Tax Advisers

Lawyer and tax adviser with 25 years of experience. Along his career he has completed his training with several studies on his field as well as graduated in English Language from Cambridge University (Proficiency-CPE). Known throughout his legal career for his ability to advise on fiscal structures and tax planning, coach and mentor attorneys at all levels of professional development. Last October 2018 the firm has agreed to a gradual integration with ETL-GLOBAL, becoming its leader in the Canary Islands.

Mercedes Reyes Zamudio

Administrator of Whale Wise Eco Tours & Research S.L.U.

Marine Biologist, MSc Marine Mammal Science, with over twenty years of experience on cetacean research and conservation. Her main interests are dolphin behaviour, bioacoustics, cymatics and interspecies communication. She has dedicated her life to pursuit understanding of dolphins, their language and their connection to humans, as well as, to protect cetaceans and their habitat. She has worked in the UK, Spain and Vancouver Island, Canada, for NGOs and Governments to monitor, educate and enforce good practices around the whales. She is an innate naturalist, and her passion, love, respect and knowledge easily flow to her audience.

JOHN DALE BECKLEY

Founder

John founded Canary Green in 2010 to inspire and promote climate change solutions and sustainable development happening in the Canary islands. He is passionate about the ways more and more local businesses operate in order to be future proof and offer sustainable solutions on the islands. Together with them, Canary Green aims at creating a more sustainable future and protecting the environment. John has a strong background in digital communications as well as a keen interest in sustainable tourism.

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ASOCIACIÓN “CANARIAS EN VERDE: AYUDA MEDIOAMBIENTAL EN ACCIÓN” G1/S1/24494 - 19/TF

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Karen Cochrane Hall

Accountant