Phil Britten is an international speaker, author and entrepreneur with a love of family and adventure.
As a survivor of the Bali bombings in 2002, Phil knows what it takes to overcome adversity – he not only lost seven of his closest friends, but received burns to 60 per cent of his body.
Phil is a renowned adventurer and charity worker. Phil has trekked the Kokoda trail, climbed Gran Paradiso (the highest peak in the Italian Alps) and summited Mount Kilimanjaro (one of the so-called Seven Summits). He’s also completed several survival treks in the remote East Kimberley. Through this adventuring Phil has raised more than $100,000 for childhood brain cancer research.
Outside of his charity work, Phil focuses on creating successful enterprises, and helping others to do the same. In 2013, Phil won a prestigious ‘40under40’ business award, and was named ‘Most Inspiring Man of the Year’ by Momentum Forum. More recently, Phil was awarded ‘Australian Speaker of the Year 2015/16’ by the Professional Speakers Academy.
Phil is a passionate and very active ambassador of The Pirate Ship Foundation, with three young children of his own.
Jessica Bratich-Johnson & Mitchell Johnson
Jessica Bratich-Johnson has achieved a black belt in karate, and competed successfully at both a national and international level. Amongst her many titles and accomplishments is a bronze medal from the 2006 World Championships in Finland.
Jessica has turned her hand to fashion design and has created her own range of handbags and accessories, which have featured on the international stage. In 2014, she was a finalist in the WA Fashion Awards.
Discovered at age 17 by Dennis Lillee, Mitchell Johnson started his professional cricket career in 2001, playing for his home state of Queensland.
Mitchell’s unique “fast action” saw him feared by batsmen all over the world. After making his Test debut in 2007, he went on to play 73 Test matches for Australia.
Mitchell announced his retirement from international cricket in 2015 and from cricket in August 2018. Mitchell is only the fifth Australian to take over 300 Test wickets.
Mitchell and wife Jessica Bratich have two children, and live in Perth, Western Australia.
Emma George is a former Olympic Pole Vaulter having appeared at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championship meets in the late 1990’s. She is a 17-time world record holder and was ranked number one in the world between 1995 and 1998.
Emma runs LovetheOutdoors.com.au making her the perfect ambassador for The Pirate Ship Foundation. She also led our first family-based Adventure – the Murchison family camping trip – sharing her knowledge of family life in the great outdoors.
Emma is an experienced journalist and writer having been published in Go Camping, Sport Diving, Club Marine Magazine, Western Angler and The West Australia and has also worked as a sports journalist.