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.

Tanya Ofonagoro

Projects Manager

Tanya leads on operations and funding, building our infrastructure and supporting longer term planning.

Tanya has a project and operations background, working with organisations to develop their ways of working and implement their strategy roadmaps. She has managed and monitored programmes of work that bring about transformational change in varied sectors and industries.

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.