Harry Cunningham stumbled out of Otago University with a masters in International Finance and a tattoo of a gnome on his foot. One of them helped him land a job at a major bank, the other shows he is reckless enough to tackle the challenge of driving to Mongolia.
Sebastian Louis Newman-Dennis, as well as having the second longest name in the world enjoys living and working in Singapore. Tall, dark and handsome, Sebastian is the kind of guy that would marry a Mongolian desert chief’s daughter to get the lads out of a tight spot.
Josh McIvor decided that he didn’t want a job when he left school, he wanted a lifestyle. Five years later with ‘Masters of Philosophy’ written on a piece of paper, he came to the conclusion that wasting three more months of his life driving across the world would be a great way to kick-start his career.
Samuel Anastasiou is everything the Greek economy is not: reliable, employed, emotionally stable, and able to maintain a good relationship with his neighbours. Unfortunately he also carries an array of Greek traits, which will undoubtedly land us in an Azerbaijani jail cell for a night.
Hugo Stephens is a gentleman, not a scholar. Hugo has a passion for compassion, working as a psychiatric nurse in Melbourne, Victoria. With the life motto of “a few beers, who cares”, who knows what Hugo will bring to the Mongol Rally adventure.
Nathan J. Thomas hasn’t driven a car since 2013. What could possibly go wrong? Luckily Nathan is a wordsmith. Quite a good one, he tells us. Claiming to have written the ‘Dictionary’, and the ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’, we are expecting some top-notch banter throughout the journey.
Roy McKee is the ultimate soldier of the group. Permanently quitting his job to travel through countries most Americans haven’t heard of. As well as owning a screwdriver he once changed the oil of his car and even changed the tyre. Boy are we glad that Roy is joining the rally.
Richard Parsonson is unbelievably generous. He is willing to lend a helping hand to any that need it, including rabid street dogs in Bali. Being the only member of the team to actually own a working car he is in charge of everything mechanic related. He’s also learning Chinese, we still haven’t told him we’re not going through China yet.