Simon Parker

Foreign Correspondent & Adventure Travel Writer

Travel writer and broadcaster Simon Parker is currently reporting from southern Mexico for the BBC, following assignments to the UAE, Brazil and Argentina already in 2018. Last year he reported from over 30 countries, and this year is shaping up into another busy one. In the next couple of months he’ll be reporting for the BBC and The Telegraph from Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Chile, Alaska and El Salvador, before embarking on his next big expedition an adventure to rival his 2016 sailing and cycling challenge from China to London, in 133 days, and his recent 2,000 mile cycle of the entire Scandinavian Peninsula.

Motivational speaker, panel discussion chair and event host, Simon has reported from over half the countries on Earth – and all within the first ten years of his career as a journalist. He has been to some of the most extreme corners of the planet; from the high Andes and the centre of the North Pacific, to the driest deserts of Southern Africa and the frozen glaciers of the Arctic Circle.

In 2016 Simon sailed and cycled from China to London in 133 days – racing with and against the Round the World Yacht Race, for a BBC Radio documentary and The Daily Telegraph series. Simon has been stationed in South America for the BBC, hiked every possible route to Machu Picchu and as a fully-qualified paragliding pilot, flown solo through the Colombian Andes. He is a former TEDx speaker and has served as a panel chair at the prestigious Front Line Club, London.

To book Simon Parker as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Simon is known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Explorer Speaker
  • Round The World

Watch Simon’s showreel here: