Tristan received his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Marine Biology/Oceanography from UCNW Bangor in 1994 and his PhD in Marine Biogeochemistry from the University of East Anglia in 1999. He also holds an MBA from University of Oxford (2001). Tristan is the co-owner and Director of Knutsson Holdings AB, a diversified investment company based in Gothenburg, Sweden, as well as co-owner and Executive Chairman of TCSJOHNHUXLEY group of companies.