Introducing Advisory Board Member: Alex Walters

Alex Walters 


Company: Great Plains Conservation

Sales & Marketing Manager

Phone: +27 (0)13 750 2629

Alex Walters

47 going on 27, half-Swedish, half-Welsh = 100% Organic (swedes and leeks). Lives in rural Wales, married with 2 daughters, 2 cats, 2 dogs, GSOH.

To sum up Alex’s career in travel and Africa in reverse chronological order: Since 2010 he has been Sales and Marketing Manager for Europe and Middle East markets of one of the world's leading social and environmental enterprises, Great Plains Conservation.

This was preceded by 15 years working at various tour operators as product and sales manager in the Africa, Indian Ocean and Indian-subcontinent departments.

Post-university saw two years of managing grant schemes and interviewing expedition teams alongside Sir David Attenborough at the Royal Geographical Society, where I remain a Fellow to this day.

World-expert on 'termite mound distributions in and around dambos', after his three months RGS Supported undergraduate dissertation based in Zimbabwe's communal lands in 1993. King’s College London awarded him a First for that project. I think (he says), as no one had ever done it before, they were not sure whether what I written was utter rubbish or not, which was the start of my sales career and love of Africa.

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