Darrell Wade

Chair

Darrell is the Co-founder and Chairman of Intrepid Travel, the world’s largest adventure travel company and a certified B Corp. A highly regarded entrepreneur and sustainability advocate, Darrell and his Co-founder Geoff (‘Manch’) Manchester created Intrepid in the late 1980s as a new way for people to explore the world that was immersive, sustainable and affordable.

Darrell has been an advocate on climate change for more than 15 years. He was one of the first Australians to complete Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project training and is vice chair of the Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council where he leads the development of its sustainability agenda.

Darrell is part of the advisory group for Travalyst, a global partnership founded by The Duke of Sussex, and is the director of two philanthropic foundations. He is chairman of both The Intrepid Foundation and Melbourne-based social enterprise Good Cycles.

Beyond travel, Darrell is a respected leader in the entrepreneurial sector and is actively involved with a number of start-ups, accelerators and university programs.

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