Humbled to be made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography, founded for the advancement of geographical sciences.
Former fellows include the likes of Charles Darwin, David Livingstone, Robert Falcon Scott, the rugged Ernest Shackleton and many other explorers and geographers. Quietly inspired.
Learning about the world and working hard at balanced outcomes between nature and society has always been a passion, ever since my father’s geography lessons out on the boat in the Hauraki Gulf as a kid. When I told him, a geography teacher, about the RGS I think he was pretty chuffed. May have got a smile from the old fella.
Looking forward to engaging with this international group of fellows on international environmental and geographical issues (so much to energise and not enough time), contributing, learning and growing – with a few adventures thrown in. Forwards.