Meet the team


Christopher Lloyd

Founder & CEO

Christopher graduated with a double first in history from Cambridge in 1990 and went on to become the Technology Editor for The Sunday Times. He left in 2000 to become CEO of Immersive Education in Oxford before becoming an author in 2006. He established What on Earth Publishing Ltd in Spring 2010. He divides his time between lecturing, writing and running the new business.


Andy Forshaw

Illustrator and Co-founder

Andy graduated with a BA in graphic design and illustration from London's Central St Martins College. He has worked on all What on Earth? books and rose to the extraordinary challenge of drawing and colouring more than 1,000 original illustrations in less than 3 months for the original What on Earth? Wallbook


John Gordon-Reid

Director of Operations

Whilst owning a successful SME, John founded an Educational charity and has worked with Chris over many years on various projects including discussing the original timeline concept. He joined full time in 2012 and now gives inspirational workshops throughout the UK and abroad.

Helen Jones

Helen Jones

Customer Services Manager

Helen is our awesome What on Earth? administrator,and customer services manager. A mother of three, wife of one and custodian of anyone with a question, feedback or issue that we can help with. Call her anytime for a friendly chat on our office number 01732 464621, but ideally between 9.30 and an 2.30pm as she has to pick up the kids from school!