PATRICK WOODHEAD

Founder & CEO

Hi, I’m Patrick Woodhead, my passion for Antarctica and my adventurous nature have driven me to become one of the founders and director of White Desert Antarctica. I live in Cape Town with my family but I’m originally from the UK even though deeply in my heart, I would have loved to be French if life hadn’t decided differently, so the best I could do is learn the language and embrace the culture which I did!
I have 2 children, a wife and a dog that constitute the most important part of my life and with whom I love to spend time with. As leisure, I do mixed martial arts, not because I’m just a crazy guy that needs to kick some asses here and there, but more to channel my energy. Turns out it’s working pretty well for me as my trainer says I’m a very good fighter. I’m full of beans but still a bit too lazy to put my cups in the dishwasher, we all have our flaws don’t we? That said, I’m a great storyteller and can be a bit pernickety about it but artists among you will understand that.
I am passionate about aviation, space conquest and all kind of fun toys that make a lot of noise and that go fast. These passions lead me to learn how to fly and I can now proudly say that I’m a confirmed pilot. What’s next? A tour in space or on the moon would be nice, but human kind has not yet made it accessible, so maybe later let’s be optimistic.
As a conclusion, my employees think I’m a great boss; caring, dynamic, enthusiastic and full of ideas this is mostly why they are so devoted to making White Desert a successful company.

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