We’re a diverse bunch. In 2019 we had more than 2,400 of staff and leaders spread across 40-plus offices.

Our team is made up of all kinds of different people. In 2019 that included 79 different nationalities, and a mix of races, cultures, sexual orientations and religions. Our likeness comes from our curiosity, our creativity and a desire to make a difference through the work we do. 

It is our office-based staff and our leaders who make Intrepid the open and inclusive company it is. Their talent and passion allows us to deliver the sustainable adventure travel for which we’re known. 

Intrepid Group Board

Intrepid is governed by the Intrepid Group Board, who have been appointed by shareholders. The Board sets the strategy and overall direction of the business, along with the tone and culture of the Group. In 2019 two Non-executive Directors were appointed to the Board, Sarah Morgan and Liz Savage  find out more here

Darrell Wade

Darrell Wade

An Intrepid co-founder, Darrell was the company’s CEO for more than 20 years, and is now the Group's Chairman. From day one, he’s spearheaded Intrepid’s journey to becoming a leader in sustainable experience-rich travel.

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Geoff (Manch) Manchester

Geoff (Manch) Manchester

Intrepid co-founder and Group Director, Manch has earned the reputation as a responsible travel pioneer. Integral to the creation of the Group’s not-for-profit in 2002, Manch continues to advocate for mutually beneficial travel globally.

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James Thornton

James Thornton

As Chief Executive Officer, James leads our global business to deliver on our dual goals of growth and balancing purpose and profit.

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The Core Management Team

The Core Management Team is overseen by Intrepid's CEO. The team actively manages the business by creating and monitoring the Group's annual business plan, budget and goal-setting process. 

Leigh Barnes

Leigh Barnes

As Intrepid’s Chief Customer Officer, Leigh is focused on all aspects of Intrepid’s customers' experiences.

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Tom Beadle

Tom Beadle

As Chief Operating Officer, Tom’s remit includes overseeing our network of 20+ Destination Management Companies, plus functional oversight for global product and commercial, and our joint venture partnerships.

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Michael Burnett

Michael Burnett

An experienced Chief Financial Officer, Michael is responsible for leading Intrepid’s finances to ensure it achieves its 2025 Strategy.

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Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

As Executive Manager, Jessica helps define and drive Intrepid's overall strategy and vision.

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Natalie Kidd

Natalie Kidd

As Chief People & Purpose Officer, Natalie’s leads Intrepid’s approach to our global workforce, and the global implementation of our purpose initiatives. She also has oversight of our shared services centre in Sri Lanka.

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Brett Mitchell

Brett Mitchell

As Chief Sales Officer, Brett oversees sales, marketing and revenue management for Intrepid’s three sales regions.

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