Meet the Team
Who we are:
Smaller Earth doesn't just offer cultural exchange - it's at our foundation.
We're a global company, driven by our purpose and values - but it's the people behind it all who make Smaller Earth what it is. Those people come from all over the world, and they all bring something unique - a different background, a different personality, a different perspective. We consider this our strength - because employing people from different backgrounds and cultures allows us to connect with an equally diverse population in our work.
The Smaller Earth Way:
We are goal oriented. We are not afraid of change. We take responsibility for our actions. We challenge and question constructively. We appreciate and respect our differences. We recognise and reward achievements. We are aware of our impact on others.
- 6 continents.
- 16 Global Business Units.
- 100+ full-time staff members.
Bastian has been with the company since 2007. As a former CEO of Smaller Earth, his passion and drive has played a key part in the company’s global expansion. Now in the role of Chair, Bastian is responsible for working with our board to ensure the long-term growth of the company.
Dave is one of our company founders. He takes the lead on non-travel related business development opportunities, such as Sport Makers and Cleversteam. Born and bred in Liverpool, Dave co-launched Camp Leaders back in 1999, and has played an active part in the business ever since.
As Chief Operations Officer, Iza's main responsibilities include all operational decisions, analysing data to evaluate how we as a company are performing, and overseeing our quest for marginal gains by improving and streamlining all of our operational processes.
Alex has been with Smaller Earth since 2005. In 2014, he joined Group in the position of Director of Sales, where he is responsible for developing exciting new Smaller Earth programmes as well as overseeing the growth and success of current program sales.
Head of Marketing, Dean Maddocks, leads a global digital marketing team, providing expertise and execution for country offices, sharing best practices and championing brand consistency. Dean's team cover all aspects of digital marketing including SEO, social media and content writing.
Natalie joined Smaller Earth Group in September 2017. After working in the finance sector for 15 years, Natalie joined us to work on a global level, across all of our business units. With a love of travel and passion for adventure, she's a great fit for the team!
Ryan is the Brand Director of Resort Leaders and has been with the business since 2017. Holding a degree in Hospitality Management, as well as subsequent experience in both cruise and 4 & 5 star resorts, he is the driving force behind Resort Leaders operations.