Meet Secret Compass’s UK-based staff and some of the industry-leading expedition professionals who lead our adventurous projects in the world’s wildest places. For current job vacancies, visit our jobs page.
Director and Co-founder
Tom co-founded Secret Compass and is its Managing Director. Tom has extensive experience in providing innovative and creative risk and location management
Ben is an adventurer, explorer and survival expert who has led over 40 expeditions and projects throughout the world in all environments.
Director TV & Film Projects
Sally joined Secret Compass from the BBC. She was the BBC High Risk Advisor for Current Affairs and the World Service and deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan
Director TV & Film Projects
Lachlan served for 11 years as an infantry officer in the British Army where he trained and led people in some the harshest of operating environments.
Having tried her hand at a number of different sports, from skeleton to skydiving, ultra running to open water swimming, Louise is happiest when
After several years spent at sea, living aboard sailing yachts, Catherine has traded in her sea legs to join the Secret Compass team.
Anya has discovered that the skills gained in academic research are also applicable to the fast paced world of expedition planning.
Josh served for 12 years as a Royal Marines Commando, deploying globally to hostile environments. He is a security and risk management
Liz joined the Secret Compass team in 2021 after 20 years planning and leading multiple expeditions all over the world, and most latterly working as a risk
As a humanitarian security advisor, James spent three years providing risk advice and situational awareness to NGOs operating in conflict zones.
Sam arrived at Secret Compass after 7 years as an officer in the British Army. He has planned and delivered high risk and complex projects in
Project Manager/Expedition Planner
As a talented linguist with over a decade of experience managing group expeditions to various far-flung corners of the world, Aysha has
Operations Support/Consultant Coordinator
Alice moved across to Secret Compass from the public sector, having previously held operational roles in both education and healthcare.
Kathy joined the Secret Compass team after previously working in security operations, combining her experience with her love for the outdoors.
Harriet joined the Secret Compass team after 10 years experience in TV production, where she worked across drama, comedy and natural
With a background in TV, Oscar came prepared to meet the logistical needs of Secret Compass’ varied portfolio of projects.
Rebecca has been leading expeditions for 15 years. She works as a full-time climbing instructor and leader in the UK
Luca is the overall winner of Wanderlust Magazine’s World Guide Award 2012. He has travelled extensively, has his Mountain Leader qualification
Skilled naturalist Rick Morales has done what very few trekkers would even dare to attempt. He’s mapped out a new hiking trail across the length of his
Cat has been leading expeditions since 2009, from the mountains and savannas of East Africa to the jungles of Borneo and Costa Rica, and the high