Nature’s SAFE President & Ambassadors
Our work would not be possible without our incredible team.
President Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been credited as 'The World's Greatest Living Explorer' by the Guinness Book of World Records, and 'one of the world's top ten speakers' by the Daily Telegraph.
He was the first person to ever cross both Antarctica and the Arctic Ocean via the Poles, and to cross Antarctica by foot. At the age of 65, he summited Mount Everest.
Through his 60-year career, he has led over 22 expeditions across the globe and witnessed the changes to our habitat and biodiversity first-hand.
Nature’s SAFE Ambassadors
JAMIE CHRISTON BA(Hons), Chief Executive Officer
Nature’s SAFE are at the forefront of providing a solution that will help prevent extinction of thousands of species. With the world in the midst of a biodiversity crisis, organisations such as Nature’s SAFE give us all hope for the future and I am proud to be an ambassador.
Jamie joined Chester Zoo in 2013 as Chief Operating Officer and became Chief Executive in 2021.
He spent the first part of his career in high street retail and food & beverage operations before moving into commercial management in transportation including Manchester airport Group, Balfour Beatty and Stena Line.
Jamie is responsible for the delivery of the zoos strategy which included the development of Islands (opened in 2015), commercial developments such as The Oakfield pub, The Square wedding venue and Heart of Africa and The Reserve Hotel development.
He is also leading work to ensure the resilience of Chester Zoo as a major conservation education charity and visitor attraction, including plans up to and beyond 2030, incorporating sustainability, public affairs, education facilities and commercial growth. These shall all support both the Conservation Masterplan and the Strategic Development Plan of Chester Zoo.