Population Matters is pleased to announce polar explorer and adventurer Adrian Hayes as the charity’s newest patron.
The world record breaking adventurer is best known for reaching the three most extreme points of the earth in the shortest period of time in history.
He has since achieved more major goals the past ten years than almost anyone in the world — including Everest, K2, the North Pole, the South Pole, the length of Greenland by kite-ski, the Arabian Desert by camel, two Guinness world records, two documentaries and one book.
Adrian joins existing patrons Sir David Attenborough, Dame Jane Goodall, Susan Hampshire and Lionel Shriver, all of whom share Population Matters’ concern about the effect of population growth on environmental sustainability and support the charity’s work of campaigning for a sustainable global population.
In addition to his expedition work, Adrian, an Arabic- and Nepalese-speaking former Gurkha officer and former Airbus Middle East Sales Director, is an internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker and leadership, team and personal coach.
He is also a regular and passionate campaigner, writing, blogging and speaking on a number of contemporary world issues, with a long-standing commitment on food and water security and concern about the effects of increased consumption on the planet’s finite resources.
Adrian is an ambassador on economic, social and environmental sustainability, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member/supporter of a number of other organizations and charities.