We’re a fun, talented and creative bunch with a passion for adventure, business and doing our bit for the good of the planet. Experienced, motivated and dedicated to the cause, we’re incredibly proud of the people who make Adventure Uncovered what it is. Meet the crew…

James Wight
Founder & Director

James Wight

Former office-bound marketer, James leads Adventure Uncovered and consults with Climate Action and volunteers with Sustainable Merton. He's also a B-Leader (B-Corp UK) and passionate about protecting our environment and adopting new, sustainable, circular business solutions. Would always rather be outdoors than in, most comfortable in the ocean, hiking through mountains and learning about the world through documentary film and photography.

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Rosie Riley
Director

Rosie Riley

Dedicated North Sea surfer who settles for cycling, running and outdoor swimming when in London. Advocate and promoter of sustainability and clean technology in the UK corporate sector and developing countries.

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Charlotte Raffo
Consultant

Charlotte Raffo

Founder of This Way, a strategic consultancy that works with adventurous companies, Charlotte acts as our thinking partner, working with us to hone our business strategy, develop new products and devise better ways to engage our audience. She’s also the writer of our monthly emails! When Charlotte’s not building purpose-driven businesses, she likes to spend her time fully immersed in water of all kinds… open, cold, fresh and salty.

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Ben Willis
Editor in Chief

Ben Willis

Award-winning journalist and editor with a background in cleantech, environment, sustainability and development and social policy issues. His work has appeared in the Guardian and Telegraph newspapers and Geographical and The Ecologist magazines. Ben has also won a Guardian award for international development journalism.

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Liam Callaghan
Commercial Partnerships

Liam Callaghan

Outdoors before indoors, countryside and coast before city, passion for promoting renewables through working in solar PV, EV's and motivated to inspire global environmental change. Also a keen runner, cyclist and swimmer.

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Ellie Mackay
Film Festival Host

Ellie Mackay

Ellie is currently working between the UK and US as a freelance documentary filmmaker and drone pilot. She's also CEO at Ellipsis Environmental and an experienced science communicator with a demonstrated track record in sustainable impact. Ellie is also a big woman in STEM advocate and has recently worked with National Geographic in India and the US, you'll see her introducing and interviewing filmmakers at our Film Festivals!

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Sam Firman
Writer

Sam Firman

Sam is a writer, researcher and social innovator dividing his time between Vancouver, London and Greece. He's interested in what ideas around adventure can tell us about society and social change. He particularly enjoys skiing, slow travel and hammocks. His van conversion is coming along, slowly.

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Lara Hayward
Film Festival Manager

Lara Hayward

Triathlete, surfer, dancer and artist. Happiest at the intersect of outdoor adventure, creativity and social impact. A B-Corp advocate and lead for Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Cold Water Islands project in her hometown, Hayling Island. Planning to run away and join the circus (yes, really).

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Asim Janjua
Designer

Asim Janjua

Startup advisor, keen runner, Jimi Hendrix lookalike. Also ex-Googler and Acumen Fund fellow on a microfinance project that focused on poverty alleviation for rural low-income farmers in remote Pakistan.

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Barney Fox
Videographer

Barney Fox

Barney co-owns Zanda Films, an independent production company based in London, and focuses on producing sport/adventure educational and factual content.

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