Paul Herbertson

Managing Director


A zoologist by training, Paul Herbertson is Journey by Design’s Managing Director. Over the past two decades Paul has focused on how business can drive positive social and environmental impact.

Paul started his career leading expeditions into Ecuador’s remote lowland Amazon. Later, he went on to advise on sustainable business in Ecuador and Indonesia before returning to the UK to assess socioeconomic benefits for a UK National Park. Paul then joined Fauna & Flora International in 2006, where he spent 11 years focusing on emerging environmental markets, impact investment and the wider conservation and business nexus.

Paul joined our sister charity in Wild Philanthropy in 2017 to help direct our conservation finance and enterprise work and assist with its business planning, strategy, development and fundraising. It 2019, he took over as CEO, working closely with Will Jones to develop the next stages of the Wild Philanthropy’s evolution. In 2021, Paul took on the Managing Director role at Journeys by Design.

As well as a BSc from Cardiff University, he has an MBA from Cambridge and an MSc from King’s College London. Paul is also a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Zoology Society of London.

For travel-driven conservation initiatives, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Paul.

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