MArk Evans MBE

Mark Evans MBE is the founder and executive director of Outward Bound Oman, the first Outward Bound school established in the Arabic speaking world. 

Mark has been involved in the field of outdoor education for 39 years, with organisations including Outward Bound, The Royal Geographical Society, British Exploring Society and The Explorers Club in New York. He is Patron of The Andrew Croft Memorial Fund, in 2005 was cited by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth as a Pioneer of the Nation for his work in outdoor education, and in 2012 was awarded the MBE for his work in using challenging outdoor journeys as a vehicle for intercultural dialogue. He has personally led and project managed challenging expeditions across Greenland, and into the Canadian High Arctic, and led the IBM Arctic Year overwintering expedition to Svalbard. In 2018 he led a 49-day 1,700 km crossing of the largest sand desert on earth on foot, and by camel.

In 2019 Mark was awarded The Geographical Award by The Royal Geographical Society in London, and The Rawabi Award by The Saudi British Society in the UK, for his work promoting a greater understanding of Saudi Arabia.