Meet Our Team
OUR CORE TEAM:
Rob Pendleton – Founder & CEO
Rob is a former business transformation expert with cutting-edge consultancies like PwC, IBM & Infosys for world-leading client companies like Microsoft, Tesco & Unilever. He has worked in over 15 countries and led teams of up to 250 people on multi-million pound strategic change initiatives.
In his spare time Rob is a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor and rock climbing enthusiast, and has travelled to over 80 countries in the search of luxury adventure and inspirational experiences.
Nadia Pendleton – Marketing & Service Director
Nadia is a former duty manager of a multi-Michelin-star restaurant group, a published food writer and restaurant reviewer, and founder of a charity cook-school. She is also a communications expert with post-graduate qualifications in Journalism and Media Relations and speaks 4 languages.
Nadia and Rob’s luxury adventure honeymoon, took them 12 months; circuiting the globe and stopping in 36 countries. Since the birth of their 2 children Luca and Marcus, they haven’t slowed down, travelling 10 countries and 3 continents in 3 years.
Neil Pendleton – Financial Controller & Operations Director
Neil is a former Local Government Director with over 20 years experience in senior management. He has, during his career, been responsible for the promotion of tourism in North Cornwall and led teams that have won national awards for service quality.
Neil loves adventure hikes, luxury cycling holidays and relaxing in the great outdoors. He and his wife Barbara have recently finished walking all 296 miles of the Cornish coastline.
Jessica Bradbury – Operations Manager
Jessica has filled a number of analytical research, business consulting and customer service focussed roles since graduation. Like all our team, she is passionate about building something new and exciting, and shaping products which satisfy our customers and make us proud.
Jess is a keen traveller, and like so many in their 20’s is starting to tire of bed-bugs and backpacker hostels. AdventureTemples will be the perfect guide as she joins a world of luxury adventure!
Other Core Roles – Key Personnel
We are in the process of launching in the USA and have recruited an exciting, talented Director to lead our operation there – her name will be announced here shortly. Seyra Dagadu was the first member of our Graduate Intern Program and has been a valued researcher on our team since 2009. We are actively looking for talented, passionate people who can add value to our team and business.
OUR EXECUTIVE ADVISORS:
Barry Wilding – Non-Exec Director (E-Business) – CEO / Director of a number of successful e-businesses and former CEO of one of the UK’s largest healthcare insurance providers
Duncan Hopper – Non-Exec Director (Marketing & Growth) – Former Marketing Director and board-member for several of the world’s biggest financial services firms
Romil Bahl – Executive Mentor (Leadership) – CEO of PRGX the world’s largest audit recovery firm and a former global ‘Consultant of the Year’ in 2007
Alan Bowen – Legal Advisor and Tourism Industry Expert – Qualified solicitor with over 20 years experience of advising the travel industry, including 8 years as Head of Legal Services for ABTA
Andrew Burnham – Accounting & Finance, Tourism Sector – Partner of MacIntyre Hudson and leader of the travel industry advisory team
OUR TRAVEL TEAM:
Barrhead Travel’s aim is to be the best travel company in the UK for its 500+ employees – because staff happiness and job satisfaction translates directly into great holidays for customers. Barrhead are continually evolving their values and vision to achieve this, as exemplified by this dynamic new partnership with AdventureTemples. Winning TTG’s ‘Travel Company of the Year’ Award in 2010 and being on the Sunday Times ’100 Best Companies to Work For’ List in 2011, shows what a high quality, expert ship they run, and AdventureTemples are delighted to be working with them.
People just like you make up our community of luxury adventure enthusiasts, and all of you are a truly integral part of our team. You choose the locations we research and turn into holiday packages and guide the growth and development plans for the entire company.