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The World Expeditions Foundation

Supporting regenerative projects around the world

The World Expeditions Foundation (WEF) is the not-for-profit entity of the World Expeditions Travel Group. 

It is the aim of the World Expeditions Travel Group to integrate ‘regenerative’ projects into every one of our global operations by 2030.

The aim of regeneration is to leave a place and its people better than when it was found; to ensure the resources we enjoy today will be available for the generations that follow.

By harnessing the collective power of travellers, WEF proactively and intentionally supports regenerative projects that support communities and improves the natural state of the places we travel. 

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Our Directors

Sue Badyari | Chairperson
One of the five original directors of the WEF, Sue joined World Expeditions in 1986 and has held the role of Chief Executive Officer since 2003. 

Tim Macartney-Snape | Director 
The founder of Sea to Summit Pty Ltd and the Foundation for Humanity’s Adulthood, Tim is one of the five original directors of the WEF. Tim is the founding chair of the Nepal Eye Programme Australia, a member of the Fred Hollows Foundation, and has led trips for World Expeditions in Nepal, India, Argentina, Kenya and Tanzania since 1984.

Nicholas Kostos | Director
Nick is one of the five original directors of the WEF and has served on the board since its incorporation in September 2007.

Ian Williams | Director
Employed by World Expeditions since 1992 in the school and private group sector, Ian is one of the five original directors of the WEF.

Donna Lawrence | Director
After working for a number of years as the World Expeditions Marketing Manager, Donna has acted as the Responsible Travel Manager since 2009. Donna joined World Expeditions in 2002 and is one of the five original directors of the WEF.

Peter Brian McKell | Director
Director of Nu Aust Trading Co Pty Ltd and Insight Litigation & Legal Serves Pty Ltd, Peter has been a solicitor (BA LLB) for over 35 years and a sole practitioner for more than 20 years.

Soren Kruse Ledet | Director
Soren has worked as a high-altitude guide for World Expeditions since the early 2000's. During this time he has led over 50 expeditions across the Himalaya, Andes, Karakoram and Central Asia. Soren joined the WEF in 2021.

Sarah Higgins | Director
Sarah joined World Expeditions in 2006 and has worked across various operational roles within the company. She currently serves as the company's Operations Manager. Sarah joined the WEF in 2022.


Credentials


Incorporated on 21 September 2007, World Expeditions Foundation Ltd ABN 36 127 619 925 (WEF) operates as a not-for-profit partner of World Expeditions Travel Group Pty Ltd ABN 98 001 424 568.

On 3 March 2014, WEF was registered by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Registrations can be viewed below:

The World Expeditions Foundation operates with a tight philosophy of ensuring that all donations are channeled in full to the projects. The board members volunteer their time to operate the project, while the financial management is handled internally by the World Expeditions finance team. With this structure, there are no administration fees.


Positive Footprints - Kenya tells the story of a group of World Expeditions travellers who head into the heart of Kenya to give their time to build desks, refurbish classrooms and assist in installing a new water tank.  Project material funding was raised via our Footprints program through the kind donations from 679 World Nomads travel insurance policy holders (worldnomads.com) through The Footprints Network (footprintsnetwork.org).
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