DARWIN 200 OPERATIONS TEAM

The Darwin 200 operations team, partners, advisers and patrons bring together leading conservationists, educators, expedition organisers and naturalists.

The operations team have decades of combined experience running hundreds of complex expeditions to more than forty countries around the globe, all with a perfect safety record.

Team members have also previously organised, managed and successfully completed similar around-the-world voyages.

Contact the Operations Team: info@darwin200.com

STEWART MCPHERSON
PROJECT LEADER

Stewart is an award-winning author of 30 natural history books and presenter of numerous wildlife TV documentaries. He leads dozens of expeditions across the world each year and has discovered 35 new species. Stewart has witnessed both the destruction of nature and the saving of species on the absolute brink of extinction. He co-founded Darwin 200 and is leading this innovative, global venture. Past projects include organising the donation of conservation resources and books to tens of thousands of schools, libraries and universities.

MIKE PIERCY
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

After a successful career as an entrepreneur, Mike raised £2.8 million for a world record breaking circumnavigation by the trimaran motor yacht The Cable & Wireless Adventurer. This project provided him with first-hand experience of organising a major global voyage dealing with the logistics at each port, as well managing the day to day financial requirements such an undertaking entails, and liaising with the PR and advertising agencies on behalf of sponsors and partners.

DAN LAFFOLEY
PROJECT CO-FOUNDER

Dan is a world-renowned ocean conservation expert, strategist, communicator, innovator, and marine biologist. As Marine Vice Chair at IUCN, Dan has instigated numerous successful and transformative large-scale marine conservation projects over the last 30 years, and has been responsible for building global partnerships involving many of the world’s largest conservation groups. Dan inspired and is co-originator of Darwin 200 and central to the project’s management and operations.

Contact the Operations Team: info@darwin200.com