Meet The Team

The Experts

Phill Steffny

Safari adventure tour guide, Cape Town, South Africa

Your role in the IN NAM Programme:

  • Helping all graduates get Namibia ready, but most importantly supporting them all through the Namibia trip

Graduate Message:

"It always seems impossible until it's done" Nelson Mandela

Experience

20 years of safari guiding

Key likes

Looking for life's adventures, succeeding at challenges that first seemed impossible, beer and coffee.

John Mayock

DIRECTOR CHARITIES & FITNESS PROGRAMMES, British

Your role in the IN NAM Programme:

  • Getting graduates Namibia ready by delivering a programme of events for all abilities and starting levels of fitness, includes working with selected ambassadors on locally organised events.

Graduate Message:

What a fantastic opportunity to be part of such a unique challenge. I am delighted to be part of the team that helps you, the graduates, every step of the way to reach the finish line in Namibia.

Rise to the challenges ahead, whether it’s the long run in the dark after work, the strength of the headwind whilst on the bike or the anticipation of completing your first marathon. Think positive, enjoy the training and look forward to the flight to Namibia.

Experience

  • Extensive experience working in the sports marketing industry for many years.
  • 3 x Olympic Games finalist – 1500m/5km (Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004)
  • 5 x European medalist at 3,000m (Gold, 2 silver, 2 Bronze)

Key Likes

Being outside in the countryside cycling and running. Enjoying socialising with friends and family.

Gerard Hartmann

Physiotherapist, Ireland

Your role in the IN NAM Programme:

  • Provide practical advice to groups and individuals on injury prevention and recovery techniques. In addition, attend the Lanzarote challenge event to provide demonstrations on strength and conditioning to help injury prevention and core stability.

Graduate Message:

Experience

I am a native of Limerick City, Ireland who, over the past twenty two years, have developed a reputation for treating many of the the world's elite sport stars. I have treated 61 Olympic medal winners, 47 World Champions including World Record holders in 100m, 110m hurdles, 1,500m, 1 mile, 3,000m, 3,000m steeplechase, 5,000m, 10,000m, 10 mile road, half marathon, marathon.

Key likes

Alexa Chilton

INEOS Energy Station Project Manager, South African

Your role in the IN NAM Programme:

  • My role within the IN NAM Programme entails administration & logistics of the graduates to ensure they are fit and well-prepared to attend/participate in training activities organised by the Steering Team. This includes being their point of contact for any sporting queries or concerns in the lead up to Namibia. I also enjoy participating in training activities alongside them, whether at Lanzarote Training Weekend or hitting the roads for a 5km run or full marathon

Graduate Message:

Have fun and enjoy the incredible adventure!

Experience

10+ years Marketing experience, with a focus in the fitness & wellbeing industry

Key likes

Having fun, trying new challenges, participating with colleagues and generally having a positive attitude in life and of course....peanut butter :)