Everyone at Scott Dunn has one thing in common: a deep and abiding love of travel. From the moment you speak to one of our travel experts you'll realize that they live to explore the world and discover new places. They all have first hand experience of their specialist areas so jump at the chance to show off their expertise. Here we put a face to the voice so you can learn a little more about them.
You may have stumbled across us online but first and foremost we're real people in real offices. It's our people and their travel expertise that set us apart from the rest. When you talk to us, you’re tapping into a wealth of knowledge--we're the eyes and ears of the travel world. Why spend hours researching unknown destinations, checking flight routes and transfers, when our specialists will share their wisdom to create a seamless journey that is hands down amazing, every detail anticipated for your peace of mind.
Find out more about the people you're likely to encounter on the end of the phone; who they are, where they’ve been, their favorite places and top travel tips.
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Our Indian subcontinent specialists
Our Caribbean specialists
Our Mediterranean specialists
Our Indian Ocean specialists
Our Europe specialists
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Meet our South & Central America specialists
Our North America specialists
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Our London office houses around 120 members of our team, including many of our travel specialists, our IT and marketing teams.
Our Chichester office houses around 55 staff, including travel specialists, operations and accounts staff.
My passion for travel began when I lived in Hong Kong. Since then I have continued to travel visiting islands in the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean. Explored the Middle East including Oman and the UAE, hopped around Europe, visited Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and nearly made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
I have to say, I’m a self-confessed ski addict and sunshine hunter. I love an adventure whatever the weather! I think my love of traveling and exploring new places is genetic – my 94 year old Granny is still taking herself off on long and exciting journeys around the globe.
There's nothing I love more than planning a new adventure. I'm definitely the type of person who is always dreaming about my next trip and learning about new destinations and experiences.
My passion for travel was kindled at an early age when vacationing with my family – experiencing safari in South Africa, witnessing the geothermal wonders of Iceland, and multiple USA road trips to name but a few – eventually underpinning my decision to read Geography at University and pursue a career in travel.
Having been born into the travel industry with my father working for a major European airline, I have been lucky enough to grow up with the world at my feet. Over the years, I've traveled to most continents with the exception of South America and Australasia and I hope that these are areas I can tick off my list in the next few years with my son in tow, a joy for travel clearly runs in our genes.
Andrew Dunn wanted to ski for free, so at the age of 22, he set up his own ski company in 1986. Now Scott Dunn has become one of the market leaders in luxury customized travel. It’s Andrew’s passion for travel and attention to detail that drives the company philosophy that nothing is too much trouble and that those who travel with Scott Dunn are not just vacationmakers, they are our guests.
I don’t think there’s anything better than packing a bag, grabbing your passport and boarding a plane to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some incredible places in Europe and the Mediterranean as well as a little further afield.
A family safari to Zambia in 1991 kick-started my love for the continent and its wildlife - I returned, first for four months in Zimbabwe after my A levels, and every year until I gave up the call of the City and decamped to Zambia to train as a guide.
I joined Scott Dunn in 2007 and have spent most of my time heading up our Oceans and Islands team, however, I have most recently been involved in launching our fantastic new North America programme and am now working on expanding this exciting new area to offer our guests some fantastic new adventures.
Europe has so many different countries to explore and is so easily accessible, both in travel time and for families or adventurous couples. It’s the perfect destination for me to sell, having always been a lover of languages and cultural nuances – I’m spoiled for choice with just one continent!
A gap year spent in Tanzania kick-started my love for the African continent and I have returned at every opportunity since, including spending a year studying African politics in Stellenbosch, South Africa. I am always on the lookout for somewhere new to explore, but continue to return to old favorites - Cape Town and the Winelands in particular.
Brian joined Scott Dunn in August 2015 having relocated, with his wife and 2 children, from sunny South Africa. He has spent the last 13 years with &Beyond, the leading luxury safari lodge and tour operator in Southern and East Africa, as well as South Asia, and was appointed IT Director in September 2010.
Other than several family vacations in various European countries whilst growing up, my first real opportunity to discover the soul of another culture was in my gap year at 18, when I spent six months teaching in a primary school in rural Mexico, and living with the friendliest of Mexican families in a small village.
I was born in the Philippines with parents who had a real passion for travel and a thirst for adventure. As a child I was taken hiking in the Himalayas on shaggy ponies, climbed volcanoes in New Zealand and sailed around the world. This enthusiasm to explore was installed in me, and from a young age I have always thought about the next place to visit.
My passion for travel began when I was taken to many different destinations as a child. This wanderlust has only increased with age and I now love visiting new places and am constantly asking myself “What is next on the list?”
For as long as I can remember, travel has been a great passion of mine - every time I go away, I come back with an even bigger list of destinations I want to go to next! Having been able to spend many vacations abroad with both family and friends, my love for travel developed further when I spent six months traveling around South America and South East Asia.
I have a passion for travel and really enjoy visiting new countries. My time abroad at the University of Maine, USA combined with my summer in Pennsylvania at Camp America simply furthered my love of travel. I am also a keen skier and adore the stunning scenery and fresh air that can be found in the mountains.
Having long been afflicted with ‘Wanderlust’, I have always loved to travel, and am most at home when I’m on the road, map in hand. I find that the more you travel, the longer your wish list gets, so you simply have to just keep exploring. My love for all things Latin stems from my parents for the most part, who lived for a number of years in Venezuela.
From an early age I have been lucky enough to travel extensively due to my family and I having always been keen to visit new places. From spending family summers in Portugal’s most southern region, the Algarve, exciting ski breaks in Europe, North America & Canada, living and studying in Paris, backpacking in Asia, diving in the Red Sea, to vacationing in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai.
My love of travel and exploring new places came from traveling to America to visit family from a very young age and also my Dad who traveled throughout the world with the Navy. As a child I spent every summer in the Mediterranean, so being a Mediterranean Specialist and sending families to picturesque resorts with sandy beaches and excellent food is just perfect!
After 10 ski seasons, 5 of which I established and ran my own chalet company and 6 summer seasons working overseas in France, Italy, Greece and New Zealand, I decided it was about time that I returned to the UK to make an honest living...and find a husband!
Spending the third year of university in Egypt made me fall head over heels in love with the Arab world, particularly with Egypt. Whilst there I got the chance to travel to Jordan, Syria and Turkey, as well as visiting all corners of Egypt itself. It's such a diverse country but my favorite part is the Western Desert, particularly Siwa! It is so peaceful, but with loads of adventures to be had.
I've always been intrigued by other countries and cultures and my love of travel began after school when I spent a year traveling around India, where I have since returned several times, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos and Australia. I explored various parts of Europe during my university vacations and spent six months living in Barcelona which is without a doubt my favorite city.
I worked in Pharmaceuticals until a Tag Rugby Tour to Uganda opened my eyes to travel. Since then I have traveled to the India Subcontinent, my specialist area, over ten times. Explored a good chunk of West Africa and spent 9 months exploring Latin America.
Being from Venezuela and working as a Travel Co-ordinator with the Latin America team makes me feel closer to home. It’s great to be able to talk to guests about how amazing this region of the world is and the myriad of sceneries, cultures and activities it offers.
Somewhere on a deserted Mexican beach I worked out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Since returning from my travels in Central and South America in 2004 I have never looked back and have been working hard to expand my knowledge of the best destinations and experiences that the world has to offer.
I’m very excited to have joined Scott Dunn as a Caribbean and Indian Ocean specialist. I started my career front of house at the renowned Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxford and have since traveled widely around the world, including Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.
My first trip to India over 10 years ago really instilled in me a deep passion for the sub-continent which keeps on drawing me back again and again. It’s my love of India and globetrotting in general that led me into the travel industry in 2009.
I have always had a huge interest in other countries and cultures, which only grew after living in Thailand teaching English. The huge wealth of diversity within one country, from the buzzing city lights of Bangkok to the mysterious beauty of Chiang Mai ignited my passion even more.
I‘ve worked in the travel industry since 1995 and specialized in selling the Caribbean for many of those years. I love the Caribbean islands, the people, the culture and the laid back atmosphere!
Whoever said “There’s no place like home”, in my view, couldn’t be more wrong. I am very fortunate to have traveled to many countries as a result of my mother’s wanderlust. Whether it's camper vanning around New Zealand, soaking up the vibrant Cuban culture or dancing on the tables in La Folie Douce, I most certainly have the travel bug!
Graham joined Scott Dunn in January 2014, following 5 years as Marketing Director at the Telegraph. With previous senior marketing roles at Coca-Cola and the Nectar Card, Graham has amassed a wealth of experience in media, customer loyalty and communications and is busy putting this all to work in growing the Scott Dunn brand.
As a child I was lucky enough to be taken on regular European vacations, which is where my passion for travel and true appreciation for the beach began! Everyday life back home just doesn’t compare to the excitement of exploring new places, meeting new people and making unforgettable memories.
From a young age, skiing has been my strongest passion and has allowed me to travel in Europe and North America and I was fortunate enough to begin working with Scott Dunn when completing my ski seasons in St Anton and Val d'Isère. I went on to complete a summer season in Mallorca, working in the wonderful villa Can Totxa. I am now based in London head office as an Africa Travel Co-ordinator.
I’ve always loved traveling and other cultures, languages and landscapes which prompted a 6 month round-the-world trip when I was 18, a second trip round South America a couple of years later and a degree in French and English.
Travel is, and always has been, a huge part of my life. Since a young age I’ve been whisked away with my family and I was always fascinated how each country offers you a completely new experience – the sights, the smell, the food and most importantly the people! It wasn’t until my gap year that I properly fell in love with the Asia when I spend 5 months traveling around with friends.
Jackie Willis is the newest recruit to the Management Team at Scott Dunn, joining them in November 2015. She has spent 35 years in the travel industry having key positions within Kuoni, Abercrombie & Kent, and Titan where she was Managing Director until joining the Scott Dunn team.
I have always had a keen interest in European Travel, ever since I went to Tuscany on a school exchange as a teenager. I studied languages at university and have worked in travel ever since, both overseas and in UK based roles. I have lived in Northern Italy, the Spanish Pyrenees and the French Alps, and worked as a tour guide in Rome, Florence and Venice.
Although I have been lucky enough to visit many places around the world, it is never enough and every time I go on a trip I come back with a few more destinations on my list to visit. I’m not the type of person who chills out by the pool all day; I like to stay active which is why I love skiing and surfing vacations.
I have always been passionate about travel, especially skiing. I learned to ski at a young age, I was lucky enough to be introduced by my parents who encouraged me into ski school, despite my reluctance at times! I completed a season in Val d’Isere and ski instructed during University in Italy. Since then I have traveled to the US, Thailand and explored a large amount of Europe.
For me it has never just been about simply traveling to a country, I really want to get to know the place - get under its skin. As a result I have now lived and worked in five different countries (the 5th being England which I cannot help but come back to each time). My most recent and most brilliant venture took me to India, more specifically Mumbai, where I lived and traveled in 2013.
My interest or more appropriately obsession with travel started as soon as I was old enough to hold an Atlas, from the beaches of Bondi, to the Winelands of South Africa to the tree tops of the Amazon I have been fortunate to have traveled many countries and cover every continent.
Once a white water rafting guide on the world renowned rapids of the Zambezi River, my first encounter with Africa was as a mixologist in a Cape Town cocktail bar. It was the beginning of a life-long love affair with the continent—a passion that has grown across countless journeys on horseback, by canoe, light aircraft, on foot, and behind the wheel of a car.
A child of ex-pat parents, I have lived all over the world with a particular emphasis on Hong Kong, Switzerland and in more recent years France, Australia, Vietnam and South Africa. I adore Europe, South East Asia, Africa and Australia.
Julian joined Scott Dunn in November 2012 having previously spent most of his career in retail. After reading Business Economics and Accountancy at Southampton University, he qualified as an Accountant whilst working for Arcadia (then Burton Group) in 1989.
Coming from a family of airline pilots, I was lucky enough to start traveling at a young age. It was in 1998 that my independent travel began exploring parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Having spent a few years working abroad as a Divemaster and Dive Instructor, and also working for a UK-based dive tour operator.
I’d always dreamed of visiting Latin America and seeing the famous sites such as Machu Picchu and Iguassu, after seeing them on the covers of the National Geographic magazines. I finally made it out there in my third year of university when I spent a year in Ecuador, studying, working and traveling around the country and through all of Central America.
Originally from New Zealand I spent a lot of time traveling the Pacific islands while growing up, my dad being from England spent a lot of his time telling us stories of his time traveling Europe, which of course gave us the travel bug.
I don’t think I realised I had been lucky to vacation a lot when younger until funding for such trips slowly but surely became my responsibility and not that that of someone else (i.e the parents!). Personal compromises needed to be made in order to continue in the custom I had become used to! I am now somewhat of a ‘vacation’ junkie – vacationing being very different from traveling!
My love for Latin America began when my family was posted to Brazil, and school vacations were spent on adventures exploring the country from Recife to Rio and from the Pantanal to the Amazon. During my degree in Latin American Studies, I spent time living in Chile using it as a base to explore the rest of South America.
While a wonderful and slightly crazy month in Argentina sparked a life-long love of Latin America, the incredible diversity of Europe has remained a constant passion. Italy, with its beautiful lakes, varied countryside, exquisite food and magnificent architecture is a particular favorite.
When looking for hidden gems within a new country, the best way to truly experience and find them, is to go on the ground, and look from all angles. That’s where my passion for running, cycling and swimming comes in handy. Rather than asking concierge, I point my bike in one direction, and start cycling, until I find someone or something worth sharing with other people.
My passion for travel started when I spent two months traveling round Australia in my Gap year between school and University. Inevitably I took a second Gap year after Uni and traveled the world with my boyfriend (now husband). The idea was to “get it out of my system”….
Living abroad in both Italy and China opened my eyes to travel. The benefit of living as a local is that you really discover the experiences and learn the soul of a place, something that is rarely achievable in a short break. I try and create journeys for others that come as close to this sensation as possible. Big on beaches I am always on the hunt for undiscovered coves and breathtaking waters.
I fell under the spell of Africa at a young age when I heard stories of my mother’s childhood living in Kenya and their adventures to the Amboseli in a battered up Army landrover and leaky tent. After a gap year teaching in Jamaica and then traveling round New Zealand and Australia, I studied Anthropology at University, which increased my fascination with foreign cultures.
I have always been excited by travel, from family vacations in Europe and the Caribbean to adventures in more exotic climates. Egypt is my first love when it comes to ancient history and a luxury Nile cruise is one of my absolute travel highlights.
My passion for traveling started at a young age, and after being quite spoiled with visits to European destinations nearby I turned my efforts to areas further afield such as Africa and America. That said my real love is the mountains and I especially love to ski. There is nothing I love more than being up in the mountains in both winter and summer.
My love of travel began in high school when I visited Europe to play volleyball. From that point on I’ve seized every chance to explore that’s come my way. I recently embarked on a month-long adventure through Southern Africa, visiting Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. Next up, Kenya!
Having been born and grown up in Chile, Latin America is in my blood. I love going back all the time and thrive off the laid back attitude, which makes a hectic London life seem so far removed. I love working with Latin America and discovering new destinations and places all the time.
As soon as I had the opportunity to travel, I did. In school vacations I worked for a watersports company on the Greek Islands, before University I jumped on a plane to travel Asia by bus but my travel highlight was my two year ‘sabatical’ from my previous PR job through the Latin American continent.
I have always been a keen traveler and was lucky enough to go to some pretty impressive places while I was growing up, including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Nepal as well as France, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Spain and Switzerland. Each place I visit inspires me to see more, especially the off the beaten track areas.
After a short stint as an investment banker, Olly came to do a season as a resort accountant in Courchevel 1850. He never left and, after many seasons as a Resort Manager and Operations Manager in France, he is now is responsible for the commercial aspects of the Scott Dunn operation, managing prices and margins, assessing new opportunities and carrying out competitor analysis.
I first realised my passion for travel at a young age being lucky enough to visit various countries vacationing in Sardinia, Italy, the Greek Islands, France, the US and Africa. This led on to stint of inter-railing around Europe visiting 15 different countries in my late teens.
I have always loved traveling and visiting new countries, so I was excited about the prospect of many more foreign adventures that a degree in languages would bring. During my 4-year course I was lucky enough to live in Salamanca in northwest Spain and Aix-en-Provence in the south of France where I filled my weekends visiting the nearby towns of Arles, Nice, St Tropez, Avignon and Montpellier.
Ever since my first school trip to Russia when I was 13, I had always had a drive to travel more and explore new and exciting places. Backpacking all over Europe during university drove this passion even deeper and led to my decision to emigrate to Russia to teach and travel after graduation.
My love of Africa stems from two experiences, my first safari in the Serengeti, when we arrived in Arusha and spent five days camping in the national park listening to the sounds of lions at night and wondering whether we would be better sleeping in the car! Then we borrowed a battered old land cruiser and based ourselves with family in Botswana and explored!
My first footsteps in Latin America began with a stint living in Bolivia, which was such an incredible experience and I’ve been lucky enough to have explored Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador & Galapagos, Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru, Cuba, Guatemala, Belize and Panama since.
There is nothing I love more than exploring unfamiliar destinations. I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to a variety of places, from hiking in the Indian Himalayas to Christmas shopping in New York. My recent travels around India and South East Asia has cemented my passion for travel and I am always on the lookout for my next adventure.
It wasn’t until I turned 18 and worked four jobs for five months to fund a round the world back-packing trip that my passion for travel emerged. This trip took me from Australia, to New Zealand and then ending up in Fiji, only returning home when my funds dried up.
There are endless possibilities in the world of travel and I endeavour to explore as many of these in my lifetime as I can. Growing up half Spanish has given me a love of languages, family time and food. I have worked abroad for 7 years and I try to immerse myself with the local culture and traditions when visiting countries.
Simon joined Scott Dunn in 2010 having spent the previous 2 years working in Africa and South America as a Director for leading luxury safari lodge operator &Beyond. He originally qualified as an Accountant but as Chief Executive Officer he is responsible for the entire Scott Dunn operation, ensuring that every member of the Scott Dunn team is putting the guest at the heart of what they do.
My love affair with travel began at a very early age, with my mother hailing from Spain and father's Mauritian roots, ensuring that we had frequent access to some of the most beautiful places in the world (under the pretense of "visiting family"...), and cementing my nomadic nature.
Having lived just south of Munich for most of her childhood (with much time spent hurtling down mountains!), when Tori had the opportunity to join Scott Dunn in 2006 it was too good an opportunity to miss. Tori now heads up the HR department managing the recruitment and selection of all UK staff, induction and training, staff welfare and all HR related matters.
My first safari in Zambia was a total revelation and with every conversation I have with guests I try to convey my enthusiasm for this incredible continent. I love nothing more than planning amazing safaris for couples, multi-generational families and single travelers to blend wildlife and culture in ways that consistently surprise and delight.
Having worked in the travel industry for over 13 years, I feel so lucky to have experienced such an incredible array of destinations and different cultures. My specialist area for many years was Asia Pacific, including the weird and wonderful China and Japan.
I have always had an enormous passion for travel. This started at a young age, as a result of my mother’s Dutch heritage, where we would frequently drive through Europe to visit family in her home country. However, it wasn’t until I was a young teenager, that my love for the Far East began when I traveled half way across the globe to visit a school friend in Indonesia.
My passion for Africa was ignited on an overland trip from Arusha in Tanzania to Victoria Falls in Zambia. Since then I've added Botswana, Kenya, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia to the list. A PADI-certified Rescue Scuba Diver I most recently dived in the exotic waters off of southern and northern Mozambique. One of my greatest achievements was to summit Kilimanjaro.
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