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We were born in a rural village in the distant snow-capped mountains of Pakistan. Back in 1985 a young army captain took a team of soldiers overseas on a training mission in the remote Hindu Kush range. It wasn’t long before he realized that the personal development and camaraderie learned there would shape them all for years to come. He brought the blueprint back and World Challenge was born, founding the schools expedition industry.

Whether it’s about finding perspective, overcoming obstacles or gaining confidence, World Challenge builds the life skills young people need to live a life of courage, kindness and adventure. Today we are 30 years young, proudly travelling to over 40 destinations with over 8,000 students every year.

We’re not shy in saying we lead the way in safety, quality, ethical community engagement and learning outcomes. We believe in the value of what we do, it’s why we’re still here, it’s why we plan on sticking around a whole lot longer.

Our people

We are a business driven by our people and want to build something we can be proud of. We’ve come a long way and together we’re going places. Our people are an extension of our values, so you’ll find nothing less than a truly committed, passionate, smart and entrepreneurial team here.

Pete Fletcher

Pete Fletcher

Group Managing Director

Setting the tone from the top, adventure runs in Pete’s blood, so does family. Pete helped establish World Challenge in Australia over ten years ago and after taking time out to complete an unassisted row across the Atlantic in 2015, Pete’s been steering our ship.

Betta Hanson

Betta Hanson

School Account Manager, East Coast

Born in Italy to an American dad and British mom, and raised in Brazil, Betta's sense of exploration has been a life-long project. From a family of educators, Betta's professional life has been focused on teaching and wilderness therapy and our teams know her for her big heart.

Dan Porter

Dan Porter

Director of North America

It’s not taken Dan long to adopt an affinity with America, having lived on the east coast and now the west coast, both of his beautiful little girls were born here. Dan lives and breathes World Challenge – he has his whole working life – and he’s proud to lead the team in North America.

Marcus O'Neill

Marcus O'Neill

School Account Manager, Canada

A former Head of Physical Education with over 12 years of teaching experience and 6 expeditions under his belt, Marcus now calls Canada home. From curriculum and award links, to the best blister pads for your feet, he is perfectly placed to support parents, teachers and schools through their build up to expedition with tips he’s got down to a fine art.

Stuart Morris

Stuart Morris

Global Operations Director

Mountains and adventure will always be in Stu’s blood, having grown through the business as a trainee instructor, expedition leader and now director. Experience in the field shapes our collaborative approach to safety and our strength comes from Stu’s ability to build a growing network of experts.

Steffan Morris

Steffan Morris

Support Coordinator

With infectious energy, no problem is too small or challenge too great for Steffan. With a background based in international affairs, foreign languages and travel, Steffan’s life experience is rich and relevant. Thriving in the basics and the more complex, attention to detail and customer care are his trademarks.

Work for us
It takes a pretty special place with some pretty awesome people to do what we do. Everyone counts – from packing kit, booking flights, talking to parents and inspiring students. Benefits include free coffee and the potential to travel. Socials include rooftop views of the Grand Prix and probably too much fancy dress.
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If you believe in the transformational power of these experiences for young people, have your own adventure stories from travelling already and have earnt some industry qualifications, we want you on our team. Hit the button below for more info and apply here.
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