The Team

John Thomason

John Thomason

Operations Manager

John is our Operations Manager and has previously worked as Head of Outdoor Education, D of E Manager and School Staff Instructor for the Combined Cadet Force. Before taking on this role he spent 26 years in the British Army working worldwide from oceans to deserts to high mountains, all whilst ensuring safety is paramount. He has visited some of the world’s most beautiful countries including Nepal with a visit to Everest Base Camp in April 2015, where he witnessed first hand the destruction caused by the earthquake.

John has a passion for developing young adults, whether that is on expedition in the UK or overseas. He spends a lot of his free time working on Duke of Edinburgh expeditions both supervising and assessing. He is also an experienced dive instructor and has spent time on diving expeditions rehabilitating injured soldiers.

The Rest of the Team

Tom Trueman

Tom Trueman

Managing Director

Mark Brazier

Mark Brazier

Director of Operations

Gemma Dunn

Gemma Dunn

Office Manager

Lizzie Reading

Lizzie Reading

Head of Planning

Sam Kendall

Sam Kendall

Expedition Manager

Stacy Mallaby

Stacy Mallaby

Expedition Manager

Saskia Burtenshaw

Saskia Burtenshaw

Sales & Marketing Manager

Kylie Craddock

Kylie Craddock

Finance Manager

Suzanne Gurney-Read

Suzanne Gurney-Read

Expedition Support Manager

ATOL Protected

ATOL 9302

True Adventure expeditions are fully protected by ATOL. ATOL financially protects all flights and air packages sold by UK tour operators, offering such protection for nearly 30 million passengers a year. ATOL is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority which is Government backed and has been providing financial protection to air travellers for nearly 30 years. True Adventure holds an ATOL license and our registration number is 9302.

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All the holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.caa.co.uk.