Meet the Vagabonders


Our formidable team of Vagabonders has varied paddling backgrounds and experiences. They are passionate about paddling, the outdoors, their community and sharing their passions. Lisa de Speville is Vagabond’s managing director. She is responsible for the day-to-day activities as well as sales, media, relationships and activities of our company. Lisa brings people together and loves to share the magic of Vagabond. Celliers Kruger heads up Vagabond’s R&D and production. He designs all of our boats, fittings and accessories and oversees production to ensure that every product manufactured is to the highest standard. James Simpson brings his business experience to the team to add rationality and attention to critical elements. Nicola Simpson’s extensive experience with tourism, teams and companies contributes marketing oomph to our team. While not involved with the day-to-day business of Vagabond, Marius du Preez’s input is varied.