Meet Our Team

Craig Slattery - CEO

Craig has more than 12 years’ experience within the financial services industry, and during his career worked for one of the largest Independent Financial Consultancy Firms in the world. His experience has seen him broker deals on a national and international scale. Including successful capital raises for ground-breaking Med Tech projects along with many others across multiple sectors.  Craig has established a sound reputation in securing, packaging, and implementing investments.  His skills set includes Due Diligence Operations, Risk Management, Investment Strategy and Compliance. Craig has exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with sound business sense and an ability to see the bigger picture. With a keen interest in helping to make a change in the world for the better, Craig is fully aligned with the mission statement of Earth Investments.

Louise Van Der Velde
Louise Van Der Velde Founder & Partner
A world leading human behavior specialist, who has been providing life and relationship coaching to entrepreneurs and industry leaders for over 20 years. As well as running a number of very successful private businesses Louise has built an extensive global network of investors committed to making a difference. She now uses all of her skills, contacts and divine guidance to make positive changes to our planet.
Louise has organised global prestigious events throughout her career. Such as Living Well Marbella.
Benjamin Balliger
Benjamin Balliger
Ben brings a wide range of legal and political experience to our team. Ben has a track record in obtaining direct government and NGO grant funding for projects and has chaired a number of debates in Parliament and local planning committees. He has acted as a trustee for several charities in the UK and has worked in collaboration with major universities on overseas trade missions.
Zena Shepherd
Zena Shepherd Head of PA Team - United Kingdom
Zena started her career as a Professional Secretary at The Yorkshire Regional Health Authority for the Finance Director. 
Zena then moved to work on events for product launch as well as at various conferences and exhibitions for a wide range of companies, for example Volvo, Mercedes, Nokia, Red Bull, Guinness, Strong Bow, Bacardi and many more. Zena now works as Louise Van Der Velde’s personal assistant as she runs the Directors’ PA Services Department.