GREENS Board of Management

Father John Britto - Until December 2021 - Chair

Father Dr John Britto  has recently stood down as Chair of the Trustees.  A new Chair will be appointed soon.


Mr Alexander Amirtham - Managing Trustee

Alexander Amirtham, founder and Executive Director of GREENS, is a botanist and environmentalist with more than twenty years of professional experience in conservation and environmental education in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, South India.  He has worked with NGOs, schools, government agencies and as a volunteer at Albury Botanic Garden, Australia. He is a LEAD fellow.


Alexander is a postgraduate in Botany with B.Ed.  He has International Diplomas in Plant Conservation Techniques and in Botanic Gardens Management from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK.  He has served as Honorary Wildlife Warden, Ministry of Environment and Forest in Karur district, Tamil Nadu.


He is passionate about making a difference to learning through the use of different senses and believes that giving young people an experience of the wild can make a positive impact on their lives.

Dr N Markandan MA Ph D - Trustee

Dr N Markandan is a former Vice-Chancellor of Gandhigram Rural University.


Dr Markandan is a Gandhian, a socio-economic scientist who has been closely associated with Dr Nammalwar, pioneering organic farmer and initiator of the traditional paddy revival movement in Tamil Nadu.  He is president of Inba Seva Sangam, the Belgium sponsored NGO.


GREENS is honoured to have the benefit of his wisdom and experience.