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Honorary Presidents


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.

John Simpson, Wexas Honorary President Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Wexas Honorary President Michael Palin, Wexas Honorary President

Kate Adie

A distinguished BBC foreign correspondent who has spent 30 years reporting from the world's frontlines.

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Professor David Bellamy

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

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

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

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

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

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

A pioneering champion of rainforest and tribal peoples, and the president of Survival International.

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Dr Alasdair Harris

Dr Alasdair Harris is the founder and executive director of Blue Ventures, a marine conservation organisation that has had a global impact. Having won multiple awards, he's been widely published and recognised with multiple conservation awards.

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

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

A businessman, philanthropist, adventurer, writer and former Olympian. He is also the chairman of The Ondaatje Foundation.

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Michael Palin

The world's favourite television traveller and was previously a member of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

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Professor John Prebble

A barrister and professor and the former Dean of Law at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Dr. Christopher Roads

An expert in the use and history of firearms and former Deputy Director of the Imperial War Museum.

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Jonathan Scott

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

The BBC's World Affairs Editor who has reported from more than 120 countries during his 40-year career with the BBC.

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Colin Thubron

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

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

A baronet and retired major with family tracing back 1000 years who has been involved in youth expeditions worldwide.

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