Humpback mother and calf, with a snorkeler, in Tonga.

From Dyslexic to Davos: It’s been a pretty wild ride over 44 years. I am the co-owner of The Solar Branco Eco Estate on São Miguel, building a leading Eco Hotel here in the Azores and Europe. I am also the creator of Baleia Gin, and The Gin Library, the world’s largest private collection of gin. My charitable activities include the patron of The Ocean Azores Foundation, helping to safeguard and promote the Azores as one of the world’s most important whale sanctuaries in the world.

Previously, I worked for companies including Nissan, Red Bull Formula 1, Cathay Pacific, WWF, WSJ, Motorola, Samsung, KPMG Consulting and Kelloggs.

From being featured in FORBES about being dyslexic (which you can read here to writing a viral article on Linkedin taking on one of the largest advertising agencies in the world, generating over 10 million impressions online), to speaking at Davos, life has never been quiet. Or dull. While in Hong Kong I was Asia’s foremost charity wildlife photographer, picking up 5 rescue dogs along the way. All of which we brought to the Azores.

At the Solar Branco Eco Estate my role is to create and lead amazing guest experiences at our boutique hotel in the Azores. I finally do what I love. Meet people, make friends and create the most amazing experiences.

(Husband of the Year for 16 years in a row! 2006 – 22)