Jeremy is a globally recognized leader and alliance builder, advocating for systems change that improves the impact of the travel and tourism sector on communities and the environment. Through a variety of roles in industry, academia, and civil society, he has helped to build industry and government capacities to adopt new measures of success, accelerate their response to the climate crisis, develop and promote more inclusive visitor economies, and integrate sustainability across the value chain.
Jeremy was instrumental in setting up the Future of Tourism Coalition in 2020, and currently serves as the Chair of this global movement representing 6 NGOs and more than 700 signatories. He also was a Co-Author of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action and Tourism, launched at COP26 in Scotland, an initiative which he now co-leads with colleagues at The Travel Foundation and UNWTO.
In his current role as CEO of nonprofit The Travel Foundation, Jeremy oversees a global team which has positioned itself as an agenda-setting international and independent NGO in the travel and tourism sector. Prior to assuming this post in September 2019, he worked at the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation in Spain, where he helped to launch the MEET Network, a destination management association for Protected Areas in Europe and North Africa. In addition to other industry roles, he also spent time in private sector as President of international tour operator GreenSpot Travel.