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  • Dr. Fernando Correia's portrait

    Dr. Fernando Correia, Associate Advisor

    Dr. Fernando Correia is a sustainability expert with a background of research and consultancy on sustainable tourism, low carbon supply chain management, and leadership development for sustainability. Trained as an Ecologist, he worked for several years as a regional development officer for the third sector in Portugal, and moved to the UK to complete a... more

    Dr. Fernando Correia is a sustainability expert with a background of research and consultancy on sustainable tourism, low carbon supply chain management, and leadership development for sustainability. Trained as an Ecologist, he worked for several years as a regional development officer for the third sector in Portugal, and moved to the UK to complete a doctorate on the application of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas across Europe. Ever since he has worked on sustainable tourism development in National Parks and rural destinations, both in European and African contexts, and became one of the approved verifiers of the Charter’s application for the EUROPARC’s Federation. More recently, Fernando has been working with the Centre for Leadership Studies of the University of Exeter Business School on the development of leadership skills that support the transition to the low carbon economy, both with the public and private sectors. He is also on the management committee of TObeWELL, a European research network of over 20 countries working on tourism, wellbeing and ecosystem services, and teaches regularly on sustainability and tourism both in the UK and Spain.

Executive Board

  • Brian T. Mullis's portrait

    Brian T. Mullis, Chair, Board of Trustees

    Brian T. Mullis is an internationally recognized expert in sustainable tourism development and destination stewardship. He founded Sustainable Travel International in 2002, and continues to serve the organization as its CEO.  Mullis boasts an extensive track record of successful project development and implementation with international partners spanning 20-plus years. During his career, he has designed and... more

    Brian T. Mullis is an internationally recognized expert in sustainable tourism development and destination stewardship. He founded Sustainable Travel International in 2002, and continues to serve the organization as its CEO. 

    Mullis boasts an extensive track record of successful project development and implementation with international partners spanning 20-plus years. During his career, he has designed and developed solutions for destinations and businesses in more than 40 countries across five continents, in areas like low carbon tourism, market access, capacity building, enterprise development, and sustainable tourism standards.
    Under his leadership, Sustainable Travel International has become the leading global NGO practitioner focused on innovative sustainable tourism development and conservation solutions for the travel and tourism industry. In 2013, he was appointed to the United States National Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.
    Brian has more than 21 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. He began his career working in National Parks in the United States, then moved on to own and operated an international travel company specializing in adventure travel and ecotourism. His experience includes specialist knowledge of sustainable tourism policy and management frameworks as they relate to biodiversity conservation, cultural-heritage preservation and localized economic development.
    Brian has extensive experience working with the tourism value chain in the areas of sustainable and business development. He has assisted hundreds of companies and destinations, from Fortune 500 companies and SMEs to emerging destinations and SIDS.

    Connect with Brian on LinkedIn.

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    Ufi Ibrahim, British Hospitality Association

    Ufi Ibrahim is the chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association, the national trade association for the hotel, catering and leisure industry, representing more than 40,000 establishments and employing over 500,000 people. She joined the association in July 2010. Before joining the BHA, Ms Ibrahim was Chief Operations Officer of the London-based World Travel &... more

    Ufi Ibrahim is the chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association, the national
    trade association for the hotel, catering and leisure industry, representing more than
    40,000 establishments and employing over 500,000 people.

    She joined the association in July 2010. Before joining the BHA, Ms Ibrahim was Chief
    Operations Officer of the London-based World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), where,
    working with governments and industry across the world, she advised on policymaking
    and the development of planning frameworks for the long-term success of travel and
    tourism.

    As a keen promoter of public and private sector dialogue, she was instrumental in the
    establishment of the Global Travel & Tourism Summit – the annual meeting of world
    leaders to discuss and agree key priorities for the industry.

    Prior to joining the WTTC in 2000, she was in charge of the American Express Global
    Passport and Visa Unit for five years.

    She studies at the London Metropolitan University, graduating with a BA in Leisure and
    Tourism management, and has recently graduated with distinction in her MBA from the
    Open University.

    Ufi is a trustee of Sustainable Travel International (UK), and a Fellow of the Institute of
    Hospitality.

    She became a Visiting Professor of the London Metropolitan University, London in
    August 2011.

    In 2012 Ufi became a Fellow of the Tourism Society.

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    Ted Martens, Natural Habitat Adventures

    Ted Martens is the Sustainability Director for Natural Habitat Adventures, an ecotourism company offering the world’s greatest nature expeditions. Ted is also adjunct faculty at Metro State University in Denver, CO, where he teaches classes in Sustainable Tourism. Ted began his career in the tourism industry as a researcher and instructor at Arizona State University’s... more

    Ted Martens is the Sustainability Director for Natural Habitat Adventures, an ecotourism company offering the world’s greatest nature expeditions. Ted is also adjunct faculty at Metro State University in Denver, CO, where he teaches classes in Sustainable Tourism. Ted began his career in the tourism industry as a researcher and instructor at Arizona State University’s Tourism Development and Management program, where his work focused on ecotourism development in Central America. Trading the Arizona desert for the mountains of Colorado, Ted became the Director of Outreach and Development for Sustainable Travel International (STI), a non-profit focused on bringing sustainability solutions to the tourism industry. Today, Ted heads up conservation and sustainability efforts at NatHab, pushing the company to further its leadership in sustainable tourism. In his free time, Ted can be found playing music or exploring the slopes and trails of Colorado’s backcountry.

  • Graham Miller's portrait

    Graham Miller, School Of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey

    Prof. Graham Miller holds a chair in sustainability in business at the University of Surrey and is head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He teaches business ethics, sustainable tourism and sustainable consumption Prof. Miller currently holds two externally funded research grants. The first is a European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry project (£192k) to... more

    Prof. Graham Miller holds a chair in sustainability in business at the University of Surrey and is head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He teaches business ethics, sustainable tourism and sustainable consumption

    Prof. Miller currently holds two externally funded research grants. The first is a European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry project (£192k) to evaluate the European system of indicators for tourism destination sustainability with Sustainable Travel International and Intasave. The second grant with Dr Victoria Eichhorn, Dr Gang Li and Dr Jason Chen is also from the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry (200K) is to assess the economic impacts and travel patterns of accessible tourism in Europe. Graham is co-supervisor with Dr Caroline Scarles of a ESRC DTC funded PhD investigating effective capacity building within tourism destination communities in conjunction with Explore Worldwide.

    Prof. Miller has recently completed with Dr Lynn Minnaert and Prof. Robert Maitland an ESRC seminar series grant creating a network (NET-STaR) to explore the potential of social tourism as a component of regeneration and social policy in the UK. Previously, Graham has completed an EC Framework 6 project (€2.2m) making tourism across Europe more accessible for disabled people, and research for DG Enterprise and Industry (€100k) establishing training programmes for the tourism industry to be able to receive disabled tourists more successfully. In addition, Prof. Miller has secured two knowledge transfer partnerships funded by the Technology Strategy board (£123k each), conducted research for Defra on establishing the public understanding of sustainable tourism (£70k), as well as on-going consultancy for private companies such as TUI-UK, and public sector organisations such as the National Audit Office and Tourism South East. Prof. Miller is a judge for the WTTC ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ awards and has compiled the Guardian ‘Green Travel List’ for 2010 and 2011.

     

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    Keith Richards,

    Keith has been a barrister for over 25 years. He writes and broadcasts on consumer affairs having been Senior Campaigns Lawyer at the UK’s Consumers’ Association and legal editor of the journal Consumer Policy Review for many years. He is author of several consumer law books including 450 Legal Problems Solved. He is currently Chair... more

    Keith has been a barrister for over 25 years. He writes and broadcasts on consumer affairs having been Senior Campaigns Lawyer at the UK’s Consumers’ Association and legal editor of the journal Consumer Policy Review for many years. He is author of several consumer law books including 450 Legal Problems Solved.

    He is currently Chair of the UK Civil Aviation Authority Consumer Panel and a trustee of ECPAT UK, the leading charity against child prostitution and trafficking. He is an arbitrator, adjudicator and commercial disputes mediator.

    Most recently Keith spent 13 years as ABTA’s Head of Business Development and Consumer Affairs. Over that time he was responsible for policy and strategy work on Corporate Responsibility including sustainable development, holiday health and safety, and disability access issues. He developed many initiatives to engage the UK outbound tourism industry and the travelling public in these issues, including ReduceMyFootprint.travel, and Tourism 2023, the industry’s long-term strategy framework.

    For many years he represented the UK outbound tourism industry on the European Commission Tourism Sustainability Group. He holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from Cambridge University and also completed the University’s Climate leadership Programme.

    For 10 years he served as Vice-Chair of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC), the statutory body responsible for advising the UK Government on disabilities and accessible transport, and as Chair of its International Working Group covering Aviation and Maritime. He has also served as member of the Confederation of British Industry’s Consumer Affairs Panel.

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    Dr. Murray C. Simpson, CARIBSAVE Partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

    Dr. Murray C. Simpson is a Senior Research Associate at Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Director of The CARIBSAVE Partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), and an Associate of Climate Change Risk Management (CCRM). He has extensive international experience in sustainable development, climate change, livelihoods, tourism and... more

    Dr. Murray C. Simpson is a Senior Research Associate at Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Director of The CARIBSAVE Partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), and an Associate of Climate Change Risk Management (CCRM). He has extensive international experience in sustainable development, climate change, livelihoods, tourism and the environment. Over 20 years experience working and leading projects with agencies including UNEP, UNDP, UNWTO, WMO, UNFCCC, ACS, CTO, British Academy, IDB and the European Commission. He has worked in Africa, Asia, Australasia, USA, Europe, Central America and over 20 countries in the Caribbean. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

    Murray is currently working on projects including vulnerability profiling and action planning for countries across the Caribbean Basin, climate modelling and sector impact analysis for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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    Jamie Sweeting, Global Sustainability Advisor, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

    Jamie Sweeting is the Vice President for Environmental Stewardship for Royal Caribbean Cruises and is the former Senior Director of the Travel & Leisure program at The Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB), engaging leading tourism corporations to limit their environmental footprint and maximize their contribution to conservation. Prior to joining CELB, Jamie was... more

    Jamie Sweeting is the Vice President for Environmental Stewardship for Royal Caribbean Cruises and is the former Senior Director of the Travel & Leisure program at The Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB), engaging leading tourism corporations to limit their environmental footprint and maximize their contribution to conservation. Prior to joining CELB, Jamie was Manager of the Ecotourism Program in Conservation International’s (CI) Conservation Enterprise Department, where his work involved close collaboration with CI’s field offices to develop and implement over 35 ecotourism projects in more than 17 countries. Jamie has a B.A. in Leisure and Business Management from Manchester University, U.K. and a M.T.A. from The George Washington University School.

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