Explorer, Devon, UK
Jim McNeill is a former scientist and British polar explorer, presenter and keynote speaker, with over 36 years of experience travelling and working in the polar regions. In 2001 McNeill founded Ice Warrior Project, an organisation which gives "ordinary" people the opportunity to become modern-day polar explorers and achieve extraordinary feats of endurance and endeavour on purposeful, worthwhile expeditions of a citizen science nature. Through Ice Warrior Project he develops people, discovers change and delivers stories to global audiences in a way we can all understand, fostering a much better understanding of the world we live in and on; ultimately helping us to survive. In 2023 he is launching sister project Ocean Warrior.