Managing Director

Laura Ayres

Laura is a progressive, senior leader in sport. She joined Clipper Ventures in 2012 becoming a strategic manager overseeing a multi-million pound global sponsorship portfolio, with a reputation for showcasing brands and building international trade links between partners and host destinations.

As Managing Director of Clipper Ventures, Laura is responsible for the success of Clipper Ventures’ complementary range of sailing and adventure brands which includes Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Hamble School of Yachting, SKIRR Adventures, Clipper China and Clipper Events.

Sir Robin Kn0x-Johnston

Chairman and Co-Founder

William Ward OBE

CEO and Co-Founder

Chris Rushton

Managing Director

Anna Navarro

Finance Director

Mark Light

Race Director


Adventure is in our DNA. If it’s in yours we may have the perfect role for you, either on or off the water, full or part time.