Cheryl Conroy-Williams, Managing Director of Green IS Projects Limited
As Managing Director Cheryl will oversee the day to day running of the company.
She provides the management structure and support to the technical team to enable them to source, grow and maintain the best forestry to maximize the returns to GIS's clients.
Cheryl’s belief in these products is total, it was this belief that led her to help build the board of directors into the strong force that it is now.
Her vision is that forestry products can be made available to everyone and she believes this can be achieved with the right products, team and regulation, and with her experience in customer relations she is well equipped to make this happen.
Guy Conroy-Williams, CEO of Green IS Group Limited
Guy is one of the founders of GIS which has offices in London, Milan and Brazil.
He has been at the forefront of the managed forestry industry for the last 11 years and has set up and been part of a number of successful forestry business models. His technical knowledge and experience has helped introduce new planting methods and higher yields within the plantation forestry industry, which combined with an ethical approach makes him a valuable member of the GIS team.
Guy has worked within the timber industry in one form or another since leaving school which ultimately led to his interest in plantation Teak and forestry management.
GIS was founded in 2013, as a specialist forestry management company in the green financial products sector with the aim of launching new products to the market with more regulation and added security for clients.
James Williams-Ward, Director of Green IS Group Limited
James has been involved in marketing, graphic design and business support for over 28 years. He started as a marketing trainee where he received a grounding in marketing and business encompassing: PR, Technical Marketing, Market Research and Business Development. He then worked for regional and national contractors covering all aspects of marketing, business development and corporate communication as a Marketing and Business Development Manager.
He is a Chartered Marketer, holds an MBA from Henley Management College and is qualified in graphic design.
Gary Williamson, New Business Director
Gary Williamson is the New Business Director of Green IS Group Limited, where he is responsible for growth, management of the global business, monetisation and day-to-day sales operations. He is also working with the management team to develop GIS into a renowned ethical Forestry Company and to lead it into the growing renewable energy sector.
Gary is a co-founder of GIS alongside Guy Conroy. He is a self-made business man who worked his way up from car mechanic to joint ownership of a car dealership with a multi-million pound annual turnover. He sold his share of this business to pursue his property and development interests. It was at this point in his career that he developed a sound understanding of alternative financial products, initially as a stakeholder and later drawing on his knowledge and experience to act as an advisor to others.
Since becoming New Business Manager in 2013, GIS’s global client base has quadrupled; the company has tripled in size; and GIS has now opened a number of offices around the world.
Cleilton Leite, Operations Director: Brazil
Cleilton is our Operations Director: Brazil. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. He has gained excellent administration and exterior commerce experience that he puts to good use in managing our activities in Brazil: maintaining and harvesting our standing teak plantations; managing our teak nursery; over-seeing cut wood activities and all round general management of GreenIS activities.
Cleilton went to high-school in the USA for one and a half years before running a small construction company. Cleilton’s entrepreneurial spirit soon led to him setting up an export company that used to ship computer parts to Brazil.
In 1998 he returned to Brazil and briefly ran a business pioneering internet provision before developing an interest in Forestry when he ran a saplings nursery and acted as a sales agent for a timber investment company.
Cleilton brings a practical can-do attitude to our team and provides GreenIS with an important local presence to help us efficiently manage our Brazilian operations.