Throughout 2016 we interviewed each of the following globally recognised experts in their field, exclusively for the Homeward Bound voyage.

The focus of the filmed faculty was largely on what they think women, of the calibre of those participating in Homeward Bound, can do to influence issues on a global stage. They also shared their insights around what works/doesn’t work and why. Participants got to share in this wisdom during their voyage. Subsequent cohorts get to do the same.

In addition, our Science Stream leaders (who work with the Australian Antarctic Division, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies,  University of Tasmania and University of Queensland) recruit a range of scientific contributors, recognised for their expertise and contribution to a greater understanding of change in our world, to help develop and facilitate each year’s on-board Science program.

Dr Jane Goodall

Primatologist and environmental campaigner; changed a generation of environmental activists

Dr Sylvia Earle

A global leading Marine Biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer

Christiana Figueres 

Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Franny Armstrong

Film maker behind ‘The Age of Stupid’, 100 most influential women

Dr Amy Edmondson

Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School

Dr Susan David

Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Coaching, awarded speaker and coach, Harvard A-lister

Dr Robert Kaplan

Developed strategy mapping The Balanced Score Card, on behalf of Dave Norton and himself

Valerie Taylor 

Shark expert, known for her conservation advocacy and films

Clare Bowditch

Award winning Australian singer and activist