Austin, Texas (March 29, 2023): Experiential travel and yachting company Pelorus today announces that Joss Kent, &Beyond Executive Chairman and industry leader, has joined the Pelorus board and become a shareholder in the group. Joining the team this month, Joss will lend his extensive experience in growing global travel businesses, alongside expertise in conservation and logistics to the Pelorus team. His support will help guide the team to achieving its long term strategic vision while continuing the brand's innovative approach.
Born, raised, and schooled in Kenya, Joss Kent’s experience combines a deep understanding of Africa with a wealth of travel industry knowledge. As with Pelorus Co-Founders, Geordie Mackay-Lewis and Jimmy Carroll, Kent was trained at the Royal Military Academy (Sandhurst) and served as a lieutenant in the British armed forces before working as a business analyst on Wall Street and management consultant in London. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Working his way up through the travel industry from a professional safari guide right up to the position of global CEO of Abercrombie & Kent, he has planned logistics and led safari expeditions in Kenya, Tanzania, Zaire, and Egypt for personal clients such as Bill Gates, Jimmy Carter, and Gene Hackman. CEO of luxury experiential travel company &Beyond since 2012, and now also Executive Chairman, he spearheads the brand’s commitment to making a positive difference in the conservation of land, wildlife, and communities.
Kent comments, “Pelorus has long been on my radar as a travel company doing things differently, and I am delighted now to be formally involved as a board member and shareholder. I am looking forward to getting more involved in strategic delivery and to working with Jimmy, Geordie, and the team to support them in creating more transformative trips for their clients.”
Geordie Mackay-Lewis, Founder of Pelorus states, "I am absolutely delighted to welcome Joss to the board of Pelorus at such an exciting point for the travel industry. This is our time to rewrite the history books and show travel for what it is, a force for good and for education. Joss’s experience will be fantastic in helping us to drive forward on our conservation projects and planning meaningful experiences that open up the world to our guests.”
Pelorus creates tailor-made travel and yachting experiences that seek to transform our perspective of the world and our impact on the planet. Founders Jimmy Carroll and Geordie Mackay Lewis are ex-British army captains and bring their experience leading British reconnaissance units on long-range desert patrols and helicopter operations to their truly custom trips. The knowledge and skills they forged during these years lay the foundations upon which Pelorus is built. They endeavor to meet clients’ wildest aspirations using their global network of contacts and an extensive level of research. In a time when genuine escape is hard to find, Pelorus is taking a new and exciting approach to the travel and yachting sectors.
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