Professor Anthony Mills studied at several universities – including the University of Cambridge, the University of Cape Town, Trent University in Canada, and Stellenbosch University – and has a multi-disciplinary training in the fields of environment and development, soil science, ecology. Anthony has researched the effects of land use on carbon stocks in several ecosystems in South Africa and has published extensively on this topic in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is a member of staff in the Department of Soil Science, Stellenbosch University.
Anthony is also CEO of C4 EcoSolutions, a business he established in 2006, which today comprises a team of 14 climate change adaptation professionals. The focus of C4 EcoSolutions’ work is designing and implementing ecosystem restoration projects in developing countries. The main clients of the business are the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Program, the South African government’s Department of Environmental Affairs, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, and the International Finance Corporation. C4 EcoSolutions works in more than 40 countries across Africa, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Asia.
Christopher John Bertie
Chris is a chartered accountant (SA), a former partner at Ernst & Young and MD of Halcyon Hotels (a company that operated hotels and restaurants in the Western Cape). He is currently an independent consultant and in some cases a non-executive director, working with a selected client base in the hospitality and wine industries.