Team

TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE

TREADING RIGHT TOGETHER

We rely on a team of advisors to assist TreadRight in selecting the most worthy projects and ensure we achieve our objectives. Each member of TreadRight’s Steering Committee brings with them valuable expertise and experience, and have been chosen for their understanding of the principles of sustainability and the travel industry. TreadRight works closely with our Steering Committee to guide us to identify projects that will allow us to make a real difference to the world around us.

Costas Christ is the Global Travel Editor and Columnist for National Geographic Adventure magazine and serves as the Chairman of Judges for the National Geographic’s - World Legacy Awards.

COSTAS CHRIST

Committee Chair

Céline Cousteau has travelled the world working to help communicate the stories that connect humans and the environment. Founder and president of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization amplifying the voices of grassroots organizations and individuals around the world, Céline is a passionate spokesperson for sustainability.

CÉLINE COUSTEAU

Ambassador & Committee Member

Marie Anne MacRae is Thee Travel Corporation’s Global VP of Strategic Partnerships. She has worked the past 9 years for TTC and with a great passion for the work of the TreadRight Foundation. She has created impactful partnerships for TreadRight including Céline Cousteau and with the Co-founders of WE Charity and ME to WE, Craig and Marc Kielburger.

Marie Anne MACRAE

Committee Member

A trusted and respected global strategic advisor and five-time author in Travel, Tourism & Development, Anita Mendiratta is the Founder and Managing Director of CACHET CONSULTING, an international firm working closely with leaders in government, private sector business, international organisations and the media.

ANITA MENDIRATTA

Committee Member

Shannon Guihan has been involved in sustainable tourism development for more than 15 years. As a tourism development specialist, she has worked with brands and destinations worldwide to monitor and reduce the impact of their tourism operations.

SHANNON GUIHAN

Program Director

Zach Vanasse has spent much of his career in the travel and tourism industry assisting travel organizations in creating and actualizing their sustainable travel initiatives as well as sharing the stories and successes of those efforts to in order to promote a more sustainable travel and tourism industry.

ZACH VANASSE

Committee Member

David Hosking is an integral part of the global managerial structure of TTC. With over 30 years of experience in the travel industry, David expanded his managerial reach to sustainable tourism and became a founding director of the TreadRight Foundation.

DAVID HOSKING

Director & Committee Member

Brett Tollman is Chief Executive of The Travel Corporation (TTC), family-owned company that has been in business for four generations over nine decades. Brett has more than 30 years’ experience in the travel industry.

BRETT TOLLMAN

Founder, Director & Committee Member

Treadright Ambassador CÉLINE COUSTEAU

A leading environmentalist, adventurer and explorer, Céline Cousteau truly embodies the TreadRight philosophy. As a documentary filmmaker and gifted storyteller, Céline has travelled the world working to help amplify the voices of the amazing individuals who are working to protect ecosystems, wildlife, and people. In 2015, TreadRight welcomed Céline as our official ambassador, helping us tell the stories of our projects and partners.


Céline’s life of global travel has seen her embark on expeditions to track the grey whale migration from Mexico to Alaska, research shark species in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and bring the stories of the Amazon Rainforest’s indigenous cultures to our backyards. She has an incredible understanding and deep appreciation for the symbiotic relationship between travel and how that helps one to develop a true appreciation and respect for the planet.