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PTGA Assessors




Senior Assessors
Ben Jackson
Graham Charles
Nico Danyau
Stephi Walker 

Sophie Ballagh
Ewan Blyth
Pablo Brandeman
Paolo Bellezze
Mariela Cornejo
Alex Cowan
Marieke Egan
Lauren Farmer
Karin Lundstrom
Sarah Merusi
Liz Pope
Iggy Rojas
Graeme Snow
Pernille Soeegaard
Dan Stavert 
Stephi Walker
Jamie Watts

Provisional Assessors

Alex Chavenne
Alexandra Hansen
Bruno Cazarini
Calle Schonning
Chris Bialek
Claudia Holgate
David Berg
Colby Brockvist
Maria Cashin
Florence Kuyper
Franka Leiterer
Fridrick Fridricksson
Howard Whelan
Jim Mayer
Kenn Magowan
Luke Kenny
Michael Callaghan
Mike Scotting
Nate Small
Nina Gallo
Roger Kirkwood
Tarn Pilkington
Toby Story

Assessment Advisors
Jo Parsons
Dave Ritchie


A PTGA Training and Assessment Provider (TAP) is a non polar, non work-place individual, institute or company that has been approved by the PTGA as having systems and structure in place to offer quality training using PTGA standards that is endorsed by the PTGA. In addition, a TAP may offer assessment against applicable PTGA qualifications if the TAP has legitimate locations, resources and PTGA qualified Assessor/s on staff and they have been systems audited by the PTGA.

To become a TAP an individual, institute or company must apply to the PTGA with:

  • Portfolio of evidence of all staff teaching competencies and any teaching credentials/qualifications to accompany this.
  • Outline of which PQs they have the skills and capacity to train people in.
  • A signed Memorandum of Understanding incorporating PTGA Code of Conduct requirements, safety reporting and a moderation plan.


Expedition Guide Academy

The Expedition Guide Academy delivers training, education and development for the expedition cruise industry. Offering courses to suit both operators and individuals, the EGA’s courses cover a wide range of skills and knowledge relevant to professional expedition guiding.