Staff group in Brighton's North Laine
21 of us work from our office in Brighton, alongside a large canoe, a giant clam shell and Alan the Moose.

Who are we?

Responsible Travel is based in Brighton's vibrant North Laine district, home to one off brands, shops and the wildest dressed crowd in the UK. 21 of us work from our office, alongside a large canoe, a giant clam shell and Alan the Moose.

What unites us is a love of vacations, a strong dislike of poor customer service, and a desire to make travel a bit more caring through our belief that treating local people and places better genuinely results in our customers having more amazing vacations – contact us.

Rosy Everitt
Rosy Everitt - Help desk manager (contact me)
After years of traveling throughout the world, visiting each of the continents but not quite making it to Antarctica Rosy was finally able to put her knowledge to the test and began work in the travel industry with Virgin Vacations. More recently she's now Customer Services Manager on our helpdesk, combining her love of travel and her passion for responsible tourism.
Rosy Everitt
Rosy Everitt - Help desk manager (contact me)
After years of traveling throughout the world, visiting each of the continents but not quite making it to Antarctica Rosy was finally able to put her knowledge to the test and began work in the travel industry with Virgin Vacations. More recently she's now Customer Services Manager on our helpdesk, combining her love of travel and her passion for responsible tourism.
Rosy Everitt
Rosy Everitt - Help desk manager (contact me)
After years of traveling throughout the world, visiting each of the continents but not quite making it to Antarctica Rosy was finally able to put her knowledge to the test and began work in the travel industry with Virgin Vacations. More recently she's now Customer Services Manager on our helpdesk, combining her love of travel and her passion for responsible tourism.
Saul Greenland
Saul Greenland - Help desk (contact me)
Saul caught the traveling bug whilst backpacking in Asia when he was just 16. He has travelled across South America, much of Europe and Asia. His passion for great new adventures inspired him to protect what he has come to love and he completed an MSc in Tourism, Development and Policy, specialising in sustainable tourism. Saul has previously worked with the National Trust and has a keen eye for great customer service.
Saul Greenland
Saul Greenland - Help desk (contact me)
Saul caught the traveling bug whilst backpacking in Asia when he was just 16. He has travelled across South America, much of Europe and Asia. His passion for great new adventures inspired him to protect what he has come to love and he completed an MSc in Tourism, Development and Policy, specialising in sustainable tourism. Saul has previously worked with the National Trust and has a keen eye for great customer service.
Saul Greenland
Saul Greenland - Help desk (contact me)
Saul caught the traveling bug whilst backpacking in Asia when he was just 16. He has travelled across South America, much of Europe and Asia. His passion for great new adventures inspired him to protect what he has come to love and he completed an MSc in Tourism, Development and Policy, specialising in sustainable tourism. Saul has previously worked with the National Trust and has a keen eye for great customer service.
Alice Jewell
Alice Jewell - Help desk (contact me)
Alice has always loved exploring the world, having visiting over 30 countries and tasting a little bit of the local culture and cuisine along the way. Alice has been to six of the seven continents, climbing mountains and relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. she loves nothing more than sharing her stories with others and is always ready to help with your next vacation.
Alice Jewell
Alice Jewell - Help desk (contact me)
Alice has always loved exploring the world, having visiting over 30 countries and tasting a little bit of the local culture and cuisine along the way. Alice has been to six of the seven continents, climbing mountains and relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. she loves nothing more than sharing her stories with others and is always ready to help with your next vacation.
Alice Jewell
Alice Jewell - Help desk (contact me)
Alice has always loved exploring the world, having visiting over 30 countries and tasting a little bit of the local culture and cuisine along the way. Alice has been to six of the seven continents, climbing mountains and relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. she loves nothing more than sharing her stories with others and is always ready to help with your next vacation.
Antonio Rocha
Antonio Rocha - Help desk (contact me)
Proud to be Portuguese, António has travelled in Europe, Africa and South America, and lived in Lithuania and Brazil. He's organised events, managed a restaurant and worked in hotels in two countries. Along the way he gained a BSc in Management and a PG in Tourism and Hospitality Management, learned English and Spanish and became a pescatarian.
Antonio Rocha
Antonio Rocha - Help desk (contact me)
Proud to be Portuguese, António has travelled in Europe, Africa and South America, and lived in Lithuania and Brazil. He's organised events, managed a restaurant and worked in hotels in two countries. Along the way he gained a BSc in Management and a PG in Tourism and Hospitality Management, learned English and Spanish and became a pescatarian.
Antonio Rocha
Antonio Rocha - Help desk (contact me)
Proud to be Portuguese, António has travelled in Europe, Africa and South America, and lived in Lithuania and Brazil. He's organised events, managed a restaurant and worked in hotels in two countries. Along the way he gained a BSc in Management and a PG in Tourism and Hospitality Management, learned English and Spanish and became a pescatarian.
Alison Brookes Day
Alison Brookes Day - Account manager
Having spent over 18 years in the travel industry, Alison is passionate about Asia and Australasia. She has lived and travelled extensively in both Australia and New Zealand and loves the outdoors. A recent trip to Bhutan has reignited her passion for photography and painting. Alison is part of our Account Handling team.
Alison Brookes Day
Alison Brookes Day - Account manager
Having spent over 18 years in the travel industry, Alison is passionate about Asia and Australasia. She has lived and travelled extensively in both Australia and New Zealand and loves the outdoors. A recent trip to Bhutan has reignited her passion for photography and painting. Alison is part of our Account Handling team.
Alison Brookes Day
Alison Brookes Day - Account manager
Having spent over 18 years in the travel industry, Alison is passionate about Asia and Australasia. She has lived and travelled extensively in both Australia and New Zealand and loves the outdoors. A recent trip to Bhutan has reignited her passion for photography and painting. Alison is part of our Account Handling team.
Frances Armitage
Frances Armitage - Account manager
Fran grew up in rural Devon but moved to Brighton to study Sociology and loved it so much she decided to stay! She loves visiting new and exciting places - she's travelled round India, Sri Lanka, South East Asia and went down the east coast of Australia in a camper van. She has a never-ending list of places she wants to visit but South America is currently top of the list! She enjoys walking, going to the beach, being outdoors and swimming.
Frances Armitage
Frances Armitage - Account manager
Fran grew up in rural Devon but moved to Brighton to study Sociology and loved it so much she decided to stay! She loves visiting new and exciting places - she's travelled round India, Sri Lanka, South East Asia and went down the east coast of Australia in a camper van. She has a never-ending list of places she wants to visit but South America is currently top of the list! She enjoys walking, going to the beach, being outdoors and swimming.
Frances Armitage
Frances Armitage - Account manager
Fran grew up in rural Devon but moved to Brighton to study Sociology and loved it so much she decided to stay! She loves visiting new and exciting places - she's travelled round India, Sri Lanka, South East Asia and went down the east coast of Australia in a camper van. She has a never-ending list of places she wants to visit but South America is currently top of the list! She enjoys walking, going to the beach, being outdoors and swimming.
Chris Kearney
Chris Kearney - Account manager
Chris' love of traveling initially led to him working for STA Travel. His own travel highlights include crossing Nepal on a Royal Enfield motorbike, rafting in the Amazon, road-tripping around New Zealand, a visit to Bhutan, a month on a tropical island and a year living in Nicaragua. After stints working in business travel and creating tailor-made trips in India, he joined Responsible Travel to make a positive impact.
Chris Kearney
Chris Kearney - Account manager
Chris' love of traveling initially led to him working for STA Travel. His own travel highlights include crossing Nepal on a Royal Enfield motorbike, rafting in the Amazon, road-tripping around New Zealand, a visit to Bhutan, a month on a tropical island and a year living in Nicaragua. After stints working in business travel and creating tailor-made trips in India, he joined Responsible Travel to make positive impact.
Chris Kearney
Chris Kearney - Account manager
Chris' love of traveling initially led to him working for STA Travel. His own travel highlights include crossing Nepal on a Royal Enfield motorbike, rafting in the Amazon, road-tripping around New Zealand, a visit to Bhutan, a month on a tropical island and a year living in Nicaragua. After stints working in business travel and creating tailor-made trips in India, he joined Responsible Travel to make a positive impact.
Suzanne Piggott
Suzanne Piggott - Account manager
After finishing her degree in International Tourism Management at Brighton University (many moons ago) Suzanne headed off to see the world teaching English along the way. She has now worked in the travel industry since 2000 is part of our Account Handling team. Her main passion in life is still travel although yoga, meditation & complementary therapies follow closely behind.
Suzanne Piggott
Suzanne Piggott - Account manager
After finishing her degree in International Tourism Management at Brighton University (many moons ago) Suzanne headed off to see the world teaching English along the way. She has now worked in the travel industry since 2000 is part of our Account Handling team. Her main passion in life is still travel although yoga, meditation & complementary therapies follow closely behind.
Suzanne Piggott
Suzanne Piggott - Account manager
After finishing her degree in International Tourism Management at Brighton University (many moons ago) Suzanne headed off to see the world teaching English along the way. She has now worked in the travel industry since 2000 is part of our Account Handling team. Her main passion in life is still travel although yoga, meditation & complementary therapies follow closely behind.
Sarah Bareham
Sarah Bareham - Marketing (contact me)
A geography degree, volunteer projects in Tanzania & Swaziland and a trek to Everest Base Camp cemented Sarah's desire to explore all four corners of the world. A six month adventure through South America led to work in a gap year company – an eclectic mix of marketing, volunteer coordination and leading expeditions in Malawi, Peru & Bolivia – before joining Responsible Travel's marketing team.
Sarah Bareham
Sarah Bareham - Marketing (contact me)
A geography degree, volunteer projects in Tanzania & Swaziland and a trek to Everest Base Camp cemented Sarah's desire to explore all four corners of the world. A six month adventure through South America led to work in a gap year company – an eclectic mix of marketing, volunteer coordination and leading expeditions in Malawi, Peru & Bolivia – joining Responsible Travel's marketing team.
Sarah Bareham
Sarah Bareham - Marketing (contact me)
A geography degree, volunteer projects in Tanzania & Swaziland and a trek to Everest Base Camp cemented Sarah's desire to explore all four corners of the world. A six month adventure through South America led to work in a gap year company – an eclectic mix of marketing, volunteer coordination and leading expeditions in Malawi, Peru & Bolivia – before joining Responsible Travel's marketing team.
Krissy Roe
Krissy Roe - Marketing
Krissy has travelled in Asia and Latin America, lived in Sydney, taught English in a Japanese village, volunteered in Guatemala and learnt Spanish in Honduras. She has been inspired by the people she has met along the way. She now looks after our PR and campaigns, combining her love of travel with her experience in Marketing Communications for brands such as Rough Guides, BA and Expedia.
Krissy Roe
Krissy Roe - Marketing
Krissy has travelled in Asia and Latin America, lived in Sydney, taught English in a Japanese village, volunteered in Guatemala and learnt Spanish in Honduras. She has been inspired by the people she has met along the way. She now looks after our PR and campaigns, combining her love of travel with her experience in Marketing Communications for brands such as Rough Guides, BA and Expedia.
Krissy Roe
Krissy Roe - Marketing
Krissy has travelled in Asia and Latin America, lived in Sydney, taught English in a Japanese village, volunteered in Guatemala and learnt Spanish in Honduras. She has been inspired by the people she has met along the way. She now looks after our PR and campaigns, combining her love of travel with her experience in Marketing Communications for brands such as Rough Guides, BA and Expedia.
Vicki Brown
Vicki Brown - Writer
Vicki spent six years working in international development, using her writing and photography skills to promote conservation and community tourism projects across Africa and Latin America. This has given her plenty of stories, including coming face-to-face with a Ugandan hippo. Rather than having adventures, she now writes about them – as the writer and editor of our guides.
Vicki Brown
Vicki Brown - Writer
Vicki spent six years working in international development, using her writing and photography skills to promote conservation and community tourism projects across Africa and Latin America. This has given her plenty of stories, including coming face-to-face with a Ugandan hippo. Rather than having adventures, she now writes about them – as the writer and editor of our guides.
Vicki Brown
Vicki Brown - Writer
Vicki spent six years working in international development, using her writing and photography skills to promote conservation and community tourism projects across Africa and Latin America. This has given her plenty of stories, including coming face-to-face with a Ugandan hippo. Rather than having adventures, she now writes about them – as the writer and editor of our guides.
Catherine Mack
Catherine Mack - Writer
Catherine is a writer specialising in responsible tourism. With a Masters degree in Responsible Tourism Management, she was the Ethical Traveler columnist for The Irish Times. Irish, but based in London, she has written for UK national newspapers, is the author of Ecoescape:Ireland and has published an app called Ireland Green Travel. She has also written for the travel trade and writes a sustainable tourism blog.
Catherine Mack
Catherine Mack - Writer
Catherine is a writer specialising in responsible tourism. With a Masters degree in Responsible Tourism Management, she was the Ethical Traveler columnist for The Irish Times. Irish, but based in London, she has written for UK national newspapers, is the author of Ecoescape:Ireland and has published an app called Ireland Green Travel. She has also written for the travel trade and writes a sustainable tourism blog.
Catherine Mack
Catherine Mack - Writer
Catherine is a writer specialising in responsible tourism. With a Masters degree in Responsible Tourism Management, she was the Ethical Traveler columnist for The Irish Times. Irish, but based in London, she has written for UK national newspapers, is the author of Ecoescape:Ireland and has published an app called Ireland Green Travel. She has also written for the travel trade and writes a sustainable tourism blog.
Chris Owen
Chris Owen - Writer
Chris is a writer who was originally bitten by the travel bug as a teenager thanks to numerous rail, sea and hitchhiking exploits around Europe. In between working in Italy, traveling through Thailand and taking the Trans-Siberian Express to China he managed to become a qualified TEFL teacher and has taught English in Taiwan as well as his current base in Brighton.
Chris Owen
Chris Owen - Writer
Chris is a writer who was originally bitten by the travel bug as a teenager thanks to numerous rail, sea and hitchhiking exploits around Europe. In between working in Italy, traveling through Thailand and taking the Trans-Siberian Express to China he managed to become a qualified TEFL teacher and has taught English in Taiwan as well as his current base in Brighton.
Chris Owen
Chris Owen - Writer
Chris is a writer who was originally bitten by the travel bug as a teenager thanks to numerous rail, sea and hitchhiking exploits around Europe. In between working in Italy, traveling through Thailand and taking the Trans-Siberian Express to China he managed to become a qualified TEFL teacher and has taught English in Taiwan as well as his current base in Brighton.
Nicola Keen
Nicola Keen - IT projects manager
Nicola loves languages and spent 2 years living in France, working briefly as a tour leader before joining Responsible Travel in 2006. She studied Computer Science and is our IT projects manager. When not at her keyboard she creates upcycled clothing or escapes to the allotment, and her fondest travel memories include Japan and Montenegro.
Nicola Keen
Nicola Keen - IT projects manager
Nicola loves languages and spent 2 years living in France, working briefly as a tour leader before joining Responsible Travel in 2006. She studied Computer Science and is our IT projects manager. When not at her keyboard she creates upcycled clothing or escapes to the allotment, and her fondest travel memories include Japan and Montenegro.
Nicola Keen
Nicola Keen - IT projects manager
Nicola loves languages and spent 2 years living in France, working briefly as a tour leader before joining Responsible Travel in 2006. She studied Computer Science and is our IT projects manager. When not at her keyboard she creates upcycled clothing or escapes to the allotment, and her fondest travel memories include Japan and Montenegro.
Lisa Joanes
Lisa Joanes - Graphic designer & content editor
Lisa is our graphic designer & web editor. After a few months inter-railing and camping round Europe post sixth form, she pursued a BA in Illustration at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth. Before coming to Responsible Travel in 2007 Lisa spent 2 years working as a content editor for First Choice. She brings to Responsible Travel her love of wildlife, travel and design.
Lisa Joanes
Lisa Joanes - Graphic designer & content editor
Lisa is our graphic designer & web editor. After a few months inter-railing and camping round Europe post sixth form, she pursued a BA in Illustration at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth. Before coming to Responsible Travel in 2007 Lisa spent 2 years working as a content editor for First Choice. She brings to Responsible Travel her love of wildlife, travel and design.
Lisa Joanes
Lisa Joanes - Graphic designer & content editor
Lisa is our graphic designer & web editor. After a few months inter-railing and camping round Europe post sixth form, she pursued a BA in Illustration at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth. Before coming to Responsible Travel in 2007 Lisa spent 2 years working as a content editor for First Choice. She brings to Responsible Travel her love of wildlife, travel and design.
Anna Rice
Anna Rice - Content editor
(Now on maternity leave)

Anna has a background in book and magazine publishing, and worked in the editorial department of publishers including the environmental press Earthscan and Green Futures Magazine. She recently took a year off to embrace slow travel by journeying around the world without getting on a plane, including spending Christmas aboard a cargo ship and taking the Trans-Mongolian railway.
Anna Rice
Anna Rice - Content editor
(Now on maternity leave)

Anna has a background in book and magazine publishing, and worked in the editorial department of publishers including the environmental press Earthscan and Green Futures Magazine. She recently took a year off to embrace slow travel by journeying around the world without getting on a plane, including spending Christmas aboard a cargo ship and taking the Trans-Mongolian railway.
Anna Rice
Anna Rice - Content editor
(Now on maternity leave)

Anna has a background in book and magazine publishing, and worked in the editorial department of publishers including the environmental press Earthscan and Green Futures Magazine. She recently took a year off to embrace slow travel by journeying around the world without getting on a plane, including spending Christmas aboard a cargo ship and taking the Trans-Mongolian railway.
Daisy Vasanthakumar
Daisy Vasanthakumar - Content editor
Daisy has lived in New York and Chicago, and also in Kent where she helped on the family farm and supported her father's tour business (an early member of Responsible Travel). She pursued a Graphic and Digital Design diploma in London before moving to Brighton. She now works in our web team, helps promote her father's business on social media, and loves to bake, read and explore the outdoors in her spare time.
Daisy Vasanthakumar
Daisy Vasanthakumar - Content editor
Daisy has lived in New York and Chicago, and also in Kent where she helped on the family farm and supported her father's tour business (an early member of Responsible Travel). She pursued a Graphic and Digital Design diploma in London before moving to Brighton. She now works in our web team, helps promote her father's business on social media, and loves to bake, read and explore the outdoors in her spare time.
Daisy Vasanthakumar
Daisy Vasanthakumar - Content editor
Daisy has lived in New York and Chicago, and also in Kent where she helped on the family farm and supported her father's tour business (an early member of Responsible Travel). She pursued a Graphic and Digital Design diploma in London before moving to Brighton. She now works in our web team, helps promote her father's business on social media, and loves to bake, read and explore the outdoors in her spare time.
Lyn Hill
Lyn Hill - Finance & office manager
Lyn is our finance and office manager. After becoming ACCA part-qualified, Lyn decided to leave her job and travel for eight months visiting Thailand, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. She has a passion for anything wood and trying to tame her allotment!
Lyn Hill
Lyn Hill - Finance & office manager
Lyn is our finance and office manager. After becoming ACCA part-qualified, Lyn decided to leave her job and travel for eight months visiting Thailand, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. She has a passion for anything wood and trying to tame her allotment!
Lyn Hill
Lyn Hill - Finance & office manager
Lyn is our finance and office manager. After becoming ACCA part-qualified, Lyn decided to leave her job and travel for eight months visiting Thailand, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. She has a passion for anything wood and trying to tame her allotment!
Beth Walker
Beth Walker - Film Editor
Beth is a filmmaker with a love of travel, who has joined the Responsible Travel team as Film Editor. In between film projects, Beth has explored Europe, Australia, Asia and has trekked to Everest Base Camp. Beth also created 'DocTent', a traveling documentary cinema, and is passionate about creating positive change through film.
Beth Walker
Beth Walker - Film Editor
Beth is a filmmaker with a love of travel, who has joined the Responsible Travel team as Film Editor. In between film projects, Beth has explored Europe, Australia, Asia and has trekked to Everest Base Camp. Beth also created 'DocTent', a traveling documentary cinema, and is passionate about creating positive change through film.
Beth Walker
Beth Walker - Film Editor
Beth is a filmmaker with a love of travel, who has joined the Responsible Travel team as Film Editor. In between film projects, Beth has explored Europe, Australia, Asia and has trekked to Everest Base Camp. Beth also created 'DocTent', a traveling documentary cinema, and is passionate about creating positive change through film.
Justin Francis
Justin Francis, Chief Executive & Co-Founder
Justin previously worked in advertising and marketing with J. Walter Thompson and The Body Shop before completing a MSc in Responsible Tourism and co-founding Responsible Travel in 2001. Justin founded The Responsible Tourism Awards in 2004. Read Justin's biography »
Justin Francis
Justin Francis, Chief Executive & Co-Founder
Justin previously worked in advertising and marketing with J. Walter Thompson and The Body Shop before completing a MSc in Responsible Tourism and co-founding Responsible Travel in 2001. Justin founded The Responsible Tourism Awards in 2004. Read Justin's biography »
Justin Francis
Justin Francis, Chief Executive & Co-Founder
Justin previously worked in advertising and marketing with J. Walter Thompson and The Body Shop before completing a MSc in Responsible Tourism and co-founding Responsible Travel in 2001. Justin founded The Responsible Tourism Awards in 2004. Read Justin's biography »
Richard Skinner
Richard Skinner, Operations Director
Richard has over 20 years industry experience, including particularly tough assignments in the Maldives, and in the Milford Sound, New Zealand! Richard undertakes the search engine optimisation of the site and manages relationships with new and prospective members of Responsible Travel.
Richard Skinner
Richard Skinner, Operations Director
Richard has over 20 years industry experience, including particularly tough assignments in the Maldives, and in the Milford Sound, New Zealand! Richard undertakes the search engine optimisation of the site and manages relationships with new and prospective members of Responsible Travel.
Richard Skinner
Richard Skinner, Operations Director
Richard has over 20 years industry experience, including particularly tough assignments in the Maldives, and in the Milford Sound, New Zealand! Richard undertakes the search engine optimisation of the site and manages relationships with new and prospective members of Responsible Travel.
Tim Williamson
Tim Williamson, Director of Marketing & Content
Tim served as a Non-Exec Director on our board before starting his current role in 2014. Previously a Director at Monarch Airlines, CEO of The Travel Department in Ireland, Customer Director at TUI UK, and an ABTA board director, he's also co-founder of Development Squared, a Swazi business-mentoring organisation. He loves India and Africa and volunteered with his family in Swaziland.
Tim Williamson
Tim Williamson, Director of Marketing & Content
Tim served as a Non-Exec Director on our board before starting his current role in 2014. Previously a Director at Monarch Airlines, CEO of The Travel Department in Ireland, Customer Director at TUI UK, and an ABTA board director, he's also co-founder of Development Squared, a Swazi business-mentoring organisation. He loves India and Africa and volunteered with his family in Swaziland.
Tim Williamson
Tim Williamson, Director of Marketing & Content
Tim served as a Non-Exec Director on our board before starting his current role in 2014. Previously a Director at Monarch Airlines, CEO of The Travel Department in Ireland, Customer Director at TUI UK, and an ABTA board director, he's also co-founder of Development Squared, a Swazi business-mentoring organisation. He loves India and Africa and volunteered with his family in Swaziland.
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