Chief Explorer Keith has been with a tour guide with Explore Tours Perth since February 2018 and we thought it would be great to get to know him a little more…
“I was born and grew up in England. I worked in Television Production as a Floor Manager in London. Got married and moved to Australia to work for the Channel 7 Network, based in Perth, as a Television Producer/Director. Moved back to England to work for BBC Television in The Sports and Events Department as an Executive Producer/Director working on a variety of Events, the Major ones including Formula One Motor Racing, Cricket, Horse Racing and Summer and Winter Olympics. Travelled all over The World with the BBC. Became a Freelance Producer/Director continuing to work on Cricket and Formula One around The World. Moved back to Perth and continued to work overseas mainly in India, Hong Kong and The Middle East. Worked on The Commonwealth Games in India and recently on The Gold Coast.
I have worked with many famous Musicians, Actors and Commentators over the years too numerous to mention.
I am married with 2 Children, a son based in Sydney who is an Airline Pilot with Qantas, and a Daughter who lives in City Beach. We live on 5 acres in The Perth Hills with a Clydesdale Horse, 2 Miniature Donkeys, 3 beautiful Rescue Dogs and various other dependent Magpies and Galahs.
What Do You Do In Your Spare Time?
Not much spare time with my TV and Tour Guide work and looking after our 5 acres. My hobbies, if you can call them that, are working around our property and taking care of our animals.
Where is your favourite holiday destination and why?
I don’t do a lot of holidays. Having spent most of my working life being away from home, and travelling extensively, my idea of a holiday is being at home with all my animals. However, when a TV work project comes up, I am always happy to get on an aeroplane and travel to another challenging and interesting location. I particularly love Asian Countries, Argentina and Japan. Everything in those countries is so different from our “western” way of Life.
What is your favourite Explore Tours Perth tour and why?
My favourite tour is Penguin Island and Caversham Wildlife Park. As an animal lover, I always enjoy seeing all the Penguins, Dolphins and Sea Lions at Penguin Island and all the Australian Native Animals at Caversham.
I enjoy working as a Tour Guide when I am not involved with a TV project. I like showing visitors around Perth and our state, and enjoy sharing my knowledge with them of the places that we visit, including the history element of Perth and Western Australia.”
Thanks Keith 🙂
Find out more about our intrepid group of Chief Explorers here.