// Liz G.

 

Liz has spent the last 24 years working in the youth development expedition industry, planning and running trips all over the world involving adventure activities, community service projects, leadership development for young people and charity challenge expeditions for adults. 

 

Liz started as expedition artist for four years with Raleigh International in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Belize and Chile, going on to train as an outdoor instructor (she is a qualified Mountain Leader) and wilderness first responder. She has lead a multitude of trips all over the world for UK-based expedition companies (Ghana, Malaysia, Peru, South Africa, Nepal, India, Mongolia, China, Thailand, Namibia), living and working in a variety of environments from mountain to jungle to desert. Liz has worked for many years as an Expedition Manager, involved in developing new trips and responsible for risk management, policy writing, training, leader selection, incident management and selection of overseas providers. Liz has a passion for making travel risk management simple, effective and even enjoyable and particularly enjoys engaging with schools, students, parents and leaders to embed risk management principles in such a way as to make it second nature, and not a burden. Having worked for eight years with the globally based schools of Round Square, Liz is extremely experienced at engaging with a diversity of cultures, adapting her approach to provide an inclusive and reassuring risk management process to all service programmes and expeditions.

 

Liz has developed and runs training workshops for teachers from schools all over the world, with a particular focus on risk and incident management procedures. Liz is a BS8848 compliance auditor, ISO9001 Lead Auditor and a qualified Off-Site Safety Management Trainer. She works as a Risk Management Advisor for an international fieldwork conservation organisation as well as working delivering  safety training for  UK university clients; as an events manager; speaker and workshop presenter at international school conferences on trip safety and providing consultancy to schools and organisations globally. 

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