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Our Core Summit Team

Peter Hillary

Founder

Peter Hillary comes from one of the great families of mountaineering and himself has a history of world-class achievements in climbing. He is also an accomplished speaker and expedition leader. Like his father, Peter has summited Everest, forged a new route to the South Pole, and raises funds for Himalayan Foundations around the world.

Together with his wife Yvonne and his four children, the Hillary family are the DNA of the Edmund Hillary Collection, working closely with the management team on product development and marketing.

Peter lives with his family in New Zealand but travels extensively, spending two-thirds of the year away on expeditions or philanthropic causes.


Mike Hall-Taylor

Founder & CEO

  mikeht@edmundhillary.com

Mike has over 20 years' experience working with some of the world's leading sports brands - developing licensing, brand and commercial strategies for properties that include the Jordan F1 team, the All Blacks, and Emirates Team New Zealand.

Mike is the co-founder of Edmund Hillary Brand Limited with the Hillary family. He lives close to Peter Hillary in Auckland New Zealand, where he oversees company strategy and international sales.


Dean Batty

Design and Manufacturing

  dean.batty@edmundhillary.com

Dean has 30 years' experience in the clothing industry. He is responsible for all aspects of garment design, sourcing, and production - from initial concept through to creative direction, manufacturing and distribution. Dean is based in the UK, close to the source to most of our more complex manufacturing.


Jo Martin

Brand Manager

  jo.martin@edmundhillary.com

Jo has more than 20 years' experience within the clothing industry - working with Reebok, Bravissimo, Weirdfish, and Triumph Motorcycles. She has experience of producing a wide range of outdoor, sports, lifestyle and technical ranges across global markets, and is responsible for the overall coordination of the Edmund Hillary Collection.

Jo is based in the UK, close to Dean, where she oversees global operations.


Clare Hall-Taylor

Marketing Director

  clare@edmundhillary.com

Clare is a marketing and research professional with over 20 years' experience in both the UK and New Zealand. Clare has worked on brands such as Walt Disney, Universal, Pepsi and manages the global marketing for Edmund Hillary from New Zealand.