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Amy Carter-James

Founder and Managing Partner, Rippl

Amy Carter-James

Amy is a global leader in the travel industry, having won every award of note in the “sustainable” tourism sector. She was tipped as one of the top 30 under 30 in London to watch as well as selected as the International Hotel Investment Forum’s “Young Leader”.

Having found her purpose at a young age, she developed a pioneering hotel in remote, rural Africa which continues to lift over 36,000 people out of poverty. However, 17 years on, in April 2019, an unprecedented cyclone destroyed the property and left the entire region without shelter, food and livelihoods; the situation providing a glimpse into the tragic reality of our climate crisis. Her foundation was the first to deliver food and is currently working tirelessly to facilitate a swift and sustainable recovery.

Amy has spent the last decade advising some of the leading hotel brands in the world on how to strengthen their brand while amplifying their own impact. Currently she is preparing to launch a new venture to enable the tourism industry to collectively contribute towards solving global challenges.