The Team

Tom Trueman

Managing Director

Tom has had a fascination with travel and visiting the far flung corners of the world from a very early age, something that may have been helped when he moved to Hong Kong at only 3 months old! This was followed by time living in Brunei, Germany and Namibia whilst exploring the surrounding areas on family holidays.

At 15 he trekked to Everest Base Camp and at 17 boarded a train in Hong Kong, with his brother Dan, travelling via Beijing and Moscow to the Mediterranean coast of Spain, all by train, and visiting 15 countries along the way! At last count Tom has visited 75 countries and continues to look for new and exciting trips away and new True Adventure destinations.

Tom also enjoys time out in the countryside of the UK, he is a keen cyclist, runner, mountain walker, and although his playing days may be drawing to a close, he is also a big rugby fan. He enjoys cooking and during the summer often fires up the BBQ to cook meals for the whole True Adventure team.

The Rest of the Team

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Paul Edmunds

Operations Director


Kathryn Hardman

Sales & Planning Director

Meet Tamin Mengel, True Adventure South Africa Client Relationships Director

Tamin Mengel

Client Relationships Director

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Colette Voigt

Customer Support Manager

Casey Schravesande

Casey Schravesande

School Relationships Manager

Colin Wylie on a trek by the sea

Colin Wylie

Operations Manager

Suzanne Gurney-Read

Suzanne Gurney-Read

Expedition Planning Manager


Margaret Hurley

Expedition Planning Manager

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True Adventure expeditions are fully protected by ATOL. ATOL financially protects all flights and air packages sold by UK tour operators, offering such protection for nearly 30 million passengers a year. ATOL is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority which is Government backed and has been providing financial protection to air travellers for nearly 30 years. True Adventure holds an ATOL license and our registration number is 9302.

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