Chris Bray

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Adventurer, Photographer, EntrepreneurAG Spirit & Young Adventurer of the Year Award winner

Captivating and entertaining Keynote Speaker with fascinating stories and images from expeditions around the Globe. Themes include decision-making, innovation and overcoming obstacles to success.

Chris grew up sailing around the world then leading world-first cart-hauling expeditions across the arctic before becoming an award-winning Australian Geographic photographer with work also appearing in National Geographic and Discovery Channel, TIME Magazine etc. For the last decade Chris has been creating and leading small-group photo tours to many of the world’s most amazing wildlife experiences, while also – together with his wife Jess – becoming the first people to sail a junk-rig boat through the Northwest Passage over the arctic on their little 29-foot wooden sailboat ‘Teleport’. An accomplished speaker and writer with feature articles published around the world and a successful book ‘The 1000 Hour Day’ (now an award-winning documentary ‘The Crossing’), Chris sits on the advisory committee for The Australian Geographic Society and is founder and CEO of Conservation United, crowd-funding the world’s critical conservation projects. Chris is also an International Fellow of ‘The Explorers Club’ and has been chairman of their Australia and New Zealand chapter, and recently created ‘Swell Lodge’ – the first ecologically sustainable accommodation inside a federal national park, on Christmas Island.

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Read more about Chris Bray’s Arctic Sailing Expedition here. 


“Chris’ passion for exploring the outdoors has provided them with unique life experiences. Their presentations are captivating and provide the audience with a compelling and entertaining account of their adventures. I recommend Chris as motivational speakers if you are seeking your audience to experience an inspirational adventure delivered in a professional yet relaxed approach.” – Michelle Tayler, Gore-Tex

“In preparing for and delivering the session, Chris’s attention to detail was matched by his awareness of the needs and expectations of his audience. The multimedia presentation was both captivating and highly relevant. The audience was surprised and delighted by the presentation. Chris was able to connect quickly and maintain the interest level throughout. The audience was enthusiastic in its appreciation at the end of the presentation and made a significant number of highly complimentary comments to me about Chris’s easy manner, intelligence and respect for the needs of his audience.Chris is both inspirational and generous. As a young adventurer, he has been able to keep one foot in the ordinary world by sharing his unique experiences. His humility is obvious and it is a quality that any audience would appreciate.

I recommend Chris to you in the highest possible terms.” – John Reid, English Teachers’ Association NSW

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Presentation Topics

Chris’ captivating and deeply inspiring presentations cover a range of themes, including:

  • decision-making
  • innovation
  • overcoming obstacles to success 
  • decisions when lives depend on them
  • understanding photography

Chris will tailor his presentation to the needs of the client, and can craft a unique and engaging session to suit any occasion.

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