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The Team

Kate Fortnam

Campaign Manager – The Green Blue

Kate is a keen sailor, surfer and paddleboarder with a passion for the natural environment. She a background in environmental sciences and sustainability with several years experience in environmental education and communications.


Kate has been part of the The Green Blue team for 7 years, initially as the programme’s Environmental Outreach Officer before becoming Campaign Manager in 2017. She oversees The Green Blue’s main campaign work including: developing environmental best practice guidance and resources, delivering the programme’s main outreach work through talks, training workshops and event exhibits, as well as managing the programme’s partnerships, projects and volunteer team.

Olivia Wells

Sustainability Officer – Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

Olivia’s role involves coordinating The Green Blue’s annual ‘University Sailing Sustainability Challenge‘ and supports the programme’s outreach work at key boating events, as well as supporting the programme’s volunteers. In addition, Olivia works on the development and continual improvement of the RYA’s own sustainability including events, facilities, the RYA sustainability strategy and building an environment management system for the organisation.

Phil Horton

Environment and Sustainability Manager – Royal Yachting Association


Phil manages the RYA’s Environmental and Planning Team at the RYA. The Green Blue programme sits within this team. Phil is a Chartered Engineer with a MSc in Environment and Development. He worked for 12 years at the Centre for Alternative Technology in the information department and latterly as project manager for the award-winning Wales Institute for Sustainable Education building. He then spent several years working for a renewable energy workers’ co-op focused on wind, solar and hydro developments, alongside solar-powered vaccine fridges, before joining the RYA as its Sustainability 2018.  As part of his role he supports The Green Blue programme and oversees the development and delivery of the RYA’s Sustainability Strategy which was published in 2020 and recently published the RYA’s Carbon Pathway to Zero report, Sept 2021.

TBC soon!

Environment Executive – British Marine

Works on environmental issues from two main perspectives. From the legislative point of view, their role is to understand how changes may affect  the marine industry and look for amendments where needed. On the practical side, they support marinas and boatyards with improving the environmental standard of their operations and facilities. He also identifies more sustainable products and services within the marine industry that can be promoted on The Green Blue Business Directory.

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