Andy Pag

Sustainability Speaker & Innovative Eco-Adventurer

Thoughtful and entertaining, Andy Pag is constantly reconciling opposing pressures: he has a passion for sustainability and a love of big engines. Andy Pag is a BBC reporter who spent two years driving around the world powered by used cooking oil in an old school bus he salvaged from a scrap yard and turned into a home using reclaimed materials.

This journey was part of a series of experimental expeditions searching for a way to travel sustainably. Andy has driven a chocolate-powered lorry to Timbuktu in Mali, the world’s first carbon-negative expedition. And he organised the Grease to Greece’ rally for cars fuelled on restaurant scraps.

Andy is an award-winning BBC TV reporter, bringing both the daily news and hard-hitting investigations to viewers across Northern Ireland. In 2015, Andy won silver for best documentary in the prestigious PPI Radio Awards. Andy is an engineer and award-winning investigative journalist, but his spirit of adventure led to twelve years of heading up vehicle-based expeditions to a remote part of Africa and the Sahara Desert until he was inspired to change the elements of his life that were unsustainable.

He experimented with alternative ways of powering his overland journeys. Today Andy’s entertaining talks explore how each experimental eco-adventure has taken him closer to understanding exactly what sustainability really means and ever more clues on how to achieve it. Andy is available for inspirational keynotes, after dinner or lunch events, awards evenings and educational talks on his experience of searching for sustainable ways to travel.

To book Andy Pag as the keynote 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 he’s at corporate events, Andy is known to cover the following topics:

  • Reality of sustainability
  • Staying Motivated in Tough Times
  • It’s not easy being green.
  • Teamwork and engaging with Communities across Cultures
  • Embracing Change
  • Travel & Transport
  • Science, technology & engineering

“Andy was extremely engaging, authoritative, enthusiastic and yet measured. He backed up his words with great photos and plenty of good stories. In short, very entertaining and people will remember him and his story.”

“Andy wowed the crowd and transformed the evening into a rollercoaster ride of adventure and insightful lessons.”
Porters Progress

“What can I say? Andy was absolutely amazing. He was engaging, passionate, enthusiastic and funny. His talk was absolutely spot on the theme that we had given and he managed to incorporate our values as a business. I have had nothing but positive feedback from everyone. The only negative feedback is that he didn’t speak for long enough!! We would have listened to him speak all night. Please pass on our thanks to Andy.”
Friends House (Anniversary Dinner)

“The feedback I had from both your presentations was incredibly positive – it really makes a difference for our visitors to hear about something truly inspirational.”
i2i Event Group

“Andy was extremely engaging, authoritative, enthusiastic and yet measured. He backed up his words with great photos and plenty of good stories. In short, very entertaining and people will remember him and his story.”

“Andy was fantastic! We asked delegates to tell us what they took from the presentation and the overall feedback has been excellent:
• “A can do attitude (we are capable of more than we believe we are)”
• “Enthusiasm to be the best that I can be”
• “To grasp opportunities as they arise and to be positive”
• “Life is short & make the most of it. Create opportunities for yourself.”
• “That it’s normal/OK to be different. To believe in myself.”
• “Keep challenging us as an organisation and individual to look over and beyond our horizons and keep changing!”
Staffordshire Police

“We loved having Andy with us on our stage!  It was fascinating hearing about his eco-adventures and I think there was a lot that our audience could take away about the ethics of travel and sustainability. It definitely threw up a lot of interesting debates and things to think about afterwards! Please pass on our thanks to Andy for being so well-prepared, adaptable and relaxed – it was a pleasure to have him with us.”
Suitcase Magazine, Pure Life Experiences Conference

“Andy gave a good account of his tour around the world which was well received by all. Andy was a good and entertaining diversion from normal tunnel issues. Many thanks!”
Connect Plus

“My client was delighted with Andy’s presentation and Andy also spent considerable time networking with their stakeholders as well as delegates which they appreciated.”
Morrow Communications

“Andy wowed the crowd, and transformed the evening into a rollercoaster ride of adventure, and insightfully lessons.”
Porters Progress

“Andy enthralled the crowd with this beautiful and exciting story. Of all the speakers at the conference, Andy’s talk stood out as unique and inspiring.”
Eurochocolate Conference. Perugia

“Andy’s after-dinner speech struck the right balance between entertainment and information and it was very well received. He’s a very pleasant and very knowledgeable person and me and my colleagues really enjoyed meeting him.”
Hart Energy

“We’d like to thank you most sincerely for your excellent lecture; it was much enjoyed by all attendees.” Royal Geographical Society (IBG), Hong Kong

“Andy is a thought-provoking and highly entertaining speaker. Starting the talk with a picture of himself naked certainly captured the attention of the audience. And it only got more interesting after that.” Weiden Kennedy Advertising Agency

“Your presentation was informative, well-delivered and appreciated by the audience.  Feedback was very favourable.” Biofuels Media

“Andy was a fantastic host of the 2019 AD & Biogas Industry Awards ceremony. Everyone enjoyed hearing about his inspirational adventures and commitment to protecting the environment and he conducted the presentations with quiet efficiency, which was much appreciated. We received excellent feedback from our guests and winners.”
JocelyneAD Bio-Resources