• ABOUT CONRAD

    Conrad Humphreys is an experienced leader and speaker who has spent over two decades leading teams in some of the most hostile places on the planet.  As a professional yachtsman, Conrad has raced three times around the world, has won the BT Global Challenge and became the fifth British sailor in history to complete the legendary Vendee Globe. More recently, Conrad was the professional skipper for Channel 4’s recreation of Captain Bligh’s 4000 mile open boat journey, Mutiny.


    “As a business leader it is rare to hear about an experience which offers not only a wealth of learning and insight but manages to reach each listener in a uniquely personal way. Conrad is a joy and inspiration to listen to. It was a privilege to hear him speak.”
    BT

BIOGRAPHY AND CAREER

Conrad is a triple round the world yachtsman. He competed as the youngest entrant in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race (now Volvo Ocean Race). As skipper, he led his team to victory in the BT Global Challenge by dominating the race and winning 4 out of 7 legs. Conrad became the fifth British yachtsman in history to complete the legendary Vendée Globe, single-handed, non-stop around the world without assistance.

Most recently Conrad was the professional skipper onboard the tiny 23ft open boat, Bounty’s End in the recreation of Captain Bligh’s epic story of survival, Mutiny on the Bounty for Channel 4. Using traditional navigation equipment and surviving off the same meagre rations as Bligh, nine men were cast adrift 35 miles to the south of Tofua near the Kingdom of Tonga in a replica boat. Their mission, to survive and safely navigate across 4000 miles of open ocean to Kupang, Timor and recreate one of the world’s greatest open boat voyages of British history.

Conrad is highly sort after motivational speaker and leadership coach. He was worked for some of the world’s leading companies and specialises in designing innovative leadership programmes for executive teams. His leadership story, Inspiring Leadership, Staying afloat in turbulent times has been published by Thomson Learning and is a ground-breaking book looking at the effective leadership lessons from the World’s Toughest Yacht Race.

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MUTINY, CHANNEL 4

In 1789, Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 loyal crew were cast adrift in a tiny 23ft open boat after the infamous Mutiny on the Bounty. They survived the ordeal and managed to reach Timor after a 4000 mile voyage across the South Pacific Ocean. It is regarded as one of the greatest survival stories in British maritime history.

In 2016, Conrad was the professional skipper for Channel 4’s recreation of the voyage along with TV star, Ant Middleton. Using traditional navigation equipment and surviving off the same meagre rations as Bligh, nine men were cast adrift 35 miles to the south of Tofua near the Kingdom of Tonga in a replica boat. Their mission, to survive and safely navigate across 4000 miles of open ocean to Kupang, Timor and recreate one of the world’s greatest open boat voyages of British history.

WRITING AND TV

Conrad writes for a number of sailing and outdoor magazines. His official story of the 2004-5 Vendee Globe was commissioned for BBC2 and most recently he presented the Mayflower 400 documentary for BBC Inside Out.

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SPORT ENVIRONMENT

Conrad is the founder of Sport Environment, a sports marketing and event management consultancy that specialises in sailing and outdoor sports. Conrad advises clients in all areas of sports marketing, from sponsorship to employee engagement. He has worked extensively with brands, rights holders and some brilliant creatives. Conrad has an extensive marketing background and a passion for creating innovative, integrated campaigns for brands and rights holders.