Meet Our Team

Meet our fantastic team of experienced instructors and head office colleagues.

Whilst A to Z Expeditions focusses solely on delivering DofE expeditions, our instructors have a broad range of outdoor experience.

They have led expeditions across the UK and around the world, from the Antarctic to the jungles of Borneo. They also share a love of the outdoors and have an enthusiasm to pass this on.

Our Head Office team is made up of highly qualified and experienced outdoor instructors, managers and administrators.

They collaborate to ensure expeditions are meticulously planned, operating procedures are adhered to and instructors are carefully selected and trained.

All of our instructors and everyone at Head Office have an excellent knowledge of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the majority are also DofE accredited assessors.

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If you’d like to be a part of our instructor team, we’d love to hear from you. Read more about our recruitment process here and email your CV to info@azexpeditions.com.

Head Office Team

James Mclean

Operations Manager

Rob Walker

Chief Instructor

Vania Lopes

Accounts and Instructor Manager

Kristy Spalding

Senior Instructor and Administrator

A to Z instructors

Matt Morris

Lucie Clewer

Nigel Berry

Will Kilner

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Claire Youdale

Steve Macpherson

Lizzy Maskey

Will Sheaf

Robin Camps

Martin Bevan

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Lou Stone

Nick Leftly

Sarah Traveller

Graeme Adkin

Lydia Miles

Jamie Ellson

Thank you so much for the training and practice expedition, which I found extremely rewarding and enjoyable..!

Rewarding & Enjoyable!Open Gold Participant

My instructor was very inspirational and motivational. I feel the experience has prepared me well for what I might expect in the final challenge.

Inspirational & Motivational!Happy Open Gold Participant

Thank you for a very professional and excellent expedition. Your help, support and teaching  was extremely valuable for the girls in order to pass their qualifying expedition.

Professional & Excellent!Teacher, School Bronze DofE Programme

“I would like to thank you all at A-Z Expeditions and give the highest praise to the instructors . They were energetic, fun and generally fantastic! Our students engaged and took a lot from the day.”

Fun, energetic instructorsHappy Teacher!

“Firm but very approachable, the instructors build a very successful rapport with our participants.”

Approachable InstructorsSchool DofE Co-ordinator

“I would like to thank you all at A-Z Expeditions and give the highest praise to the instructors . They were energetic, fun and generally fantastic! Our students engaged and took a lot from the day.”

We loved our instructors!Teacher

“The instructors were fantastic as usual and were approachable all the time, which the girls appreciated. They were great with all the girls.”

Great rapport with the instructorsSchool DofE Co-ordinator

“The instructors were extremely professional. They took charge of the day with minimal input from me and the girls all said how much they’d enjoyed it. We even had one girl who felt sick enjoying herself by the end!”

Extremely Professional InstructorsTeacher & DofE Co-ordinator