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We are an organisation driven by our people, people who 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

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

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

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'Neil

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

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

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.

Our expedition leaders

Exceptional and experienced


While other providers employ a friendly face with a first aid certificate we look up every mountain side and down every bush track to find leaders who are technically qualified to work in the environments in which we operate.

We recruit, train and retain people who have passion for youth development, ethical travel and cultural immersion. Our leaders seek out challenge, know the risks, find the fun. They’re the first to engage but the last to speak. They’re confident, competent and ready for the journey.

Teachers and the team will have the opportunity to get to know their leader during their training to ensure they are a good match. They are always there to actively step in on matters of safety and to avoid budgeting catastrophes but moreover, they’re role models.

We believe it takes a team to lead a group so we place one of our professional Leaders with every team, as well as fully funding at least one pastoral School Leader from the school. This gives our approach to leadership both balance and strength.

Your leader will have:

  • Relevant technical qualifications and experience
  • Proven experience of collaborating with young people
  • Real life stories from independent travel adventures overseas
  • Criminal record checks
  • Excelled on our selection and training course
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 the potential to travel.
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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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  • Region: North America