Honorary Presidents

John Simpson, WEXAS Honorary PresidentJohn Simpson, WEXAS Honorary President Sir Ranulph Fiennes, WEXAS Honorary PresidentSir Ranulph Fiennes, WEXAS Honorary President Michael Palin, WEXAS Honorary PresidentMichael Palin, WEXAS Honorary President

WEXAS is proud to have many of today's leading authors, photographers, explorers and adventurers as Honorary Presidents. Most also sit on the Editorial Board of Traveller magazine.

Kate Adie OBE

is a distinguished BBC foreign correspondent who has spent 30 years reporting from the world's frontlines.
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Professor David Bellamy OBE FRGS PHD FIBIOL FLS

is one of the world's leading conservationists, an icon of wildlife television, and founder of the Conservation Foundation.
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Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE

is among Britain's best-known expedition leaders and the founder of Operations Raleigh and Drake for young people.
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Dr Jean-Michel Cousteau

is a noted marine scientist, the son of Jacques Cousteau and the founder and president of the Ocean Futures Society.
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William Dalrymple MA FRAS FRGS FRSL

is one of Britain's finest travel writers, winner of many literary awards and an expert on India and the Muslim world.
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes BT OBE DSC

was dubbed ‘the world's greatest living explorer' by the Guinness Book of Records for such feats as the Transglobe Expedition, the world's first surface journey around the Polar axis.
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Clare Francis MBE

is a successful novelist and accomplished yachtswoman. In 1976 she set a new women's record for sailing singlehanded across the Atlantic.
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Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE DL MA FRGS

is a pioneering champion of rainforest and tribal peoples, and the president of Survival International.
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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE FRINA

was the first man to sail non-stop and singlehanded around the world. He is widely regarded as the sailor's sailor.
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Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE OC

is a businessman, philanthropist, adventurer, writer and former Olympian. He is also the chairman of The Ondaatje Foundation.
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Michael Palin CBE FRGS

is the world's favourite television traveller and was previously a member of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
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Professor John Prebble BA LLB BCL JSD

is a barrister and professor and the former Dean of Law at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
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Dr Christopher Roads MA PHD FRGS

is an expert in the use and history of firearms and former Deputy Director of the Imperial War Museum.
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Jonathan Scott

is an award-winning wildlife photographer and presenter of the BBC's long-running nature documentary series, Big Cat Diary, shot in Kenya's Masai Mara.
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John Simpson CBE

is the BBC's World Affairs Editor and has reported from more than 120 countries during his 40-year career with the BBC.
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Colin Thubron CBE FRGS FRSL

is Britain's most distinguished travel writer whose award-winning books range across Russia, Asia, the Middle East and South America.
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Sir Crispin Tickell GCMG KCVO

is a leading environmentalist and one of the world's foremost authorities on climate change. He's been an independent environmental advisor to successive UK Prime Ministers.
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Sir Hereward Wake BT MC DL

is a baronet and retired major who has been involved in youth expeditions worldwide.
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