Beth Collier


Beth is Wild in the City’s founder, she leads on strategy, programmes, research and policy. Beth is a Nature Allied Psychotherapist and ethnographer who teaches natural history and woodland living skills.

Beth has a background in research and policy, managing programmes and consultancies in the fields of psychological health and human rights.

She has a life long passion for nature stemming from a rural upbringing.

Claire Ratinon

Non-Executive Director

Claire is an organic grower based in Hackney. 

She has worked in a range of roles from growing salad on a small organic site for Growing Communities to delivering growing workshops throughout London to audiences including East London primary schools, community centres and for corporate clients.

Claire has a background in media and is passionate about the healing impact of growing plants.

Xander Font Freide

Operations Officer

Xander is the first point of contact for Wild in the City, responding to enquiries, planning events and administrating our programs to ensure the smooth running of our service.

He has a variety of experience in operational support, as well as a background in conservation biology with a keen interest in wildlife and the natural world.