Mission, Vision and Values
OBI Board & Global Ambassadors
photo courtesy of OB Oman
We enable our member Schools to be more effective and more resilient and we promote and protect the name and trademark “Outward Bound”.
Adventurous Learning - A belief in the power and intensity of learning through adventure in the outdoors - as a means of bringing out the best in our participants.
Transformational Change - A deep appreciation of the balance between risk, reward and responsibility. We facilitate authentic learning through purposeful and intense experiences with real consequences and powerful, positive and memorable outcomes.
Respect and Compassion - Our Schools aim to stretch people both physically and mentally. In doing so they act with care, concern and generosity towards people and the natural environment.
The Outward Bound International Board has the ultimate responsibility for strategic decision-making, working with OBI’s leadership team to accomplish this.
It is the Board’s role to set and protect the vision, mission and values of Outward Bound as well as protect the reputation of the global brand.
The Board is comprised of a membership that reflects the geographic diversity of the worldwide Outward Bound network and the values and spirit of Outward Bound around the world.
John Atkin (Australia)
Jamie Anderson (Canada)Roy Chung (Hong Kong)Grant Faber (New Zealand)David Kong (Hong Kong)Peter Kyle (USA/New Zealand)Chien Lee (Hong Kong)Sir David Levene Foundation - David Tibby (New Zealand)Winston Lo (Hong Kong)
Bart MacDougall (Canada)
Colin Maund (United Kingdom)
Henry Morse (USA)Peter Mortifee (Canada)Peter Neumark (United Kingdom)Charles Philipps (United Kingdom)David Reeve (Canada)
Andrew Smith (New Zealand)
Lori Smith Sparrow (USA) Mary Thomson (Canada)Sarah Wendt (USA)Guy Williams (United Kingdom)
Richard Winter (Hong Kong)
Outward Bound Global Ambassadors (OBGA) are a distinguished and dedicated group of Outward Bound champions who have been involved in a significant way with Outward Bound either regionally or globally, and continue to support and inspire the global Outward Bound community.
Our Global Ambassadors play a pivotal role in Outward Bound International's success by contributing their expertise, networks and resources to further OBI’s work and serve as ambassadors on behalf of the mission and vision of Outward Bound.
Global partners and funders are crucial in building the capacity of Outward Bound International and the global network of Outward Bound Schools. OBI is enormously grateful for the support in 2022 from the following Foundations, Corporations & Organizations: