Major Chris Hunter is a Bomb Disposal Specialist and motivational speaker.
Hunter had ‘The world’s most dangerous job, in the world’s most dangerous place‘.
Chris joined the British Army aged 16 and trained to be a Russian linguist and intelligence operator.
He was later commissioned from Sandhurst and re-trained as a bomb disposal technician.
As a result, Chris was deployed to a number of operational theatres around the world with various Special Forces units.
But Iraq was different…
By the time Chris had arrived in Iraq in 2004, he was one of the most experienced bomb disposal technicians in the British Army.
For over fourteen years Hunter had served in the Balkans, East Africa, Northern Ireland, Colombia and Afghanistan, but Iraq was different.
Roadside bombs and constant rocket attacks from insurgents were a part of his daily life in Iraq.
Chris and his team were very successful at disabling the insurgent’s devices, but their success came at a price.
The bombers placed a bounty on Hunter’s head and also started designing bombs specifically for him.
Many of the bombs designed for Chris featured booby traps and were observed by enemy snipers hoping to take a shot at Hunter.
Life after Iraq for Chris:
For his actions during his Iraq tour, Chris Hunter was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal.
During the July 2005 London bombings, Hunter played a key role being seconded to COBRA as a suicide terrorism expert.
Since retiring from the army as the MOD’s senior IED intelligence analyst, Chris has worked as a counter-terrorism consultant.
He has trained members of the U.S. Department of Defence and provides specialist security consultancy services around the world.
Chris is also a regular contributor to news programmes on SKY and the BBC.
Chris Hunter – Motivational Speaker:
As a keynote speaker, Chris’ hugely captivating story about ‘the world’s most dangerous job, in the world’s most dangerous place’ is a compelling and incredibly moving presentation.
Chris has a natural and down-to-earth presenting style which places an audience at ease, yet keeps them fascinated and on the edge of their seats.
A unique and inspirational story, Chris delivers powerful messages highlighting a number of topics which relate to business.
Delivered with humour and emotion, audiences enjoy the lighter side of Chris’ experiences, whilst being encouraged to question their own focus and leaving them with a deeper sense of purpose and a greater understanding of how to achieve their goals.
Speaking topics include:
- Overcoming Adversity
- Working Under Pressure