Find out more about the Scott Dunn management team.
Simon Russell - Chief Executive Officer
Simon joined Scott Dunn in September 2010 having spent the previous two years working in Africa and South America as a Director for leading luxury safari lodge operator &Beyond. Having originally qualified as an accountant, Simon has a good head for numbers but as Managing Director he's responsible for the entire Scott Dunn operation on a day to day basis, ensuring that every member of the team is keeping the guest at the heart of what they do. He has three children and is a keen windsurfer, kite surfer, snowboarder and runner.
Julian Ghinn - Chief Financial Officer
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.
Graham Horner - Chief Marketing Officer
Graham joined Scott Dunn in January 2014, following five years as Marketing Director at the Telegraph newspaper. With previous senior marketing roles at Coca-Cola and Nectar Card, Graham has amassed a wealth of experience in media, customer loyalty and communications and is busy putting this to work in growing the Scott Dunn brand.
Brian Wewege - Chief Technical Officer
Having spent the previous 13 years with &Beyond, the leading luxury safari lodge and tour operator in Southern and East Africa, as well as South Asia, Brian joined Scott Dunn in August 2015 having relocated from sunny South Africa with his wife and two children.
Andrew Dunn - President & Founder
Twenty two year old Andrew Dunn wanted to ski for free so took the unorthodox step to set up his own ski company. That was in 1986. Fast-forward 30 years and Scott Dunn has become a market leader in luxury customized travel. Andrew’s passion for travel and fastidious attention to detail still drives the company's 'nothing is too much trouble' philosophy. When you travel with Scott Dunn, you're not a client, you're our guest.
Oliver Evans - Product & Operations Director
After a short stint as an investment banker, Olly joined newly-minted Scott Dunn as a resort accountant for a season in Courchevel 1850, and never left. After many seasons as a resort manager and then operations manager in France, he's now responsible for selection and contracting of our vacations as well overseeing the operation of our ski chalets, Mediterranean villas and childcare.
Tori Deely - HR Director
Having lived just south of Munich for most of her childhood (with much time spent hurtling down mountains), when Tori had the chance to join Scott Dunn in 2006 it was too good to miss. Tori now heads up our HR department, managing the recruitment and selection of all UK staff, induction and training, staff welfare and all HR-related matters.
Emma Spence - VP Operations, Scott Dunn USA
With a career that spans recruitment, finance and travel, Emma was previously Finance Director and board member of a successful safari company before joining Scott Dunn as VP of Operations in 2016. Originally from the UK, she's lived in the USA since 2009. Married to John, Emma travels the world with their two children, Jack and Lily, and is a staunch advocate of the belief that travel is the best education out there for kids and grown-ups.
John Spence - President, Scott Dunn USA
Having run a successful safari company for nearly 20 years, John Spence joined the Scott Dunn management team in 2016 as President of its USA office in California. John is a passionate advocate for family travel and its ability to broaden young minds and open hearts. He's lived and worked in Africa and explored the continent on various madcap adventures, often with his family in tow. John is married to Emma and has two children, Jack and Lily.
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What guests say
"Excellent service throughout with great attention to detail and thoughtfulness. I believe Scott Dunn does deliver more than most high-end vacation companies and will go "the extra mile".