The Sir Wally Herbert Award is meant to encapsulate the true spirit and drive of Sir Wally in his lifetime commitment to make contributions to geographical discovery and research in the polar regions. He completed the first surface traverse of the Arctic, the longest traverse across the Arctic Ocean, reaching the northern pole of inaccessibility and north geographic pole, 6,700km over the pack-ice.
Dr. Andrew Regan (born 14 December 1965, Manchester, England) is a British-born polar explorer and entrepreneur. He is the chief executive officer of Corvus Capital, an international investment Company.
Andrew is passionate about the conservation of the polar regions and has lead expeditions to both the North and South Poles. In December 2014 Andrew was awarded a PhD for his extensive research into the development of bio-inspired algorithms and their uses within the financial markets.