Ben Southall is a presenter, digital journalist and adventurer. His achievements include winning The Best Job in the World in 2009 to become the Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. In 2008 he climbed five of Africa’s highest mountains and ran five marathons during his circumnavigation of the continent with his Afritrex expedition. During 2011 he kayaked 1600kms along the Great Barrier Reef retracing Captain Cook’s ‘Voyage of Discovery’ with the Best Expedition in the World.
He has presented his own series The Best Job in the World on Nat Geo’s Adventure Channel, which aired in more than 315 million homes in 165 countries and 34 languages. Ben works with the television networks in Australia and writes for a number of print and online communities. He is an Ambassador for Alton College, Tourism Queensland, the University of Queensland Business School, Alpina Watches, and a Patron of Sailabilty, a disabled sailing charity.
Ben’s production company Cinomad creates digital video content and offers social media consultancy for a number of industries. He uses these skills to document and publicise his own adventures around the planet.