The Team

Kathryn Hardman True Adventure Sales & Planning Director

Kathryn Hardman

Sales & Planning Director

Having spent a lot of time as a child in Kenya, Kathryn developed a love of wild & rugged environments and has been lucky enough to have continued exploring ever since. She has a wealth of experience, not only in managing & planning school expeditions but also in leading expeditions to remote locations, including spending 3 months above the Arctic Circle, climbing Kilimanjaro and trekking through Bhutan & India. With a love of water sports, Kathryn is a diving, sailing, windsurfing & kayaking instructor and has taught all over the world.

When she isn’t talking about the benefits of overseas youth travel as she has a huge passion for empowering young people, to learn and develop from these incredible experiences, she can be found out walking with her dog Nala, on her mountain bike or planning her next adventure to other far-flung destinations!

The Rest of the Team

Tom Trueman True Adventure Managing Director

Tom Trueman

Managing Director


Paul Edmunds

Operations Director


Suzanne Gurney-Read

Expedition Planning Manager


Margaret Hurley

Expedition Planning Manager

True Adventure Operations Officer - Meg Sampson

Meg Sampson

Operations Manager


Shona Nash

Expedition Manager

Louise Plummer True Adventure Expedition Manager

Louise Plummer

Expedition Manager

Tom Spicer - TRUE Adventure Expedition Manager

Tom Spicer

Expedition Manager

Ellie Rodriguez -True Adventure Team Assistant

Ellie Rodriguez

Team Assistant

michael akinyemi uk & eu schools relationship manager

Michael Akinyemi

UK & EU Schools Relationship Manager

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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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