Chris Gibson MBE


Specialist Leadership advisor, former Lieutenant Colonel and deference medical directorate, Lt Col Christ Gibson MBE, is an expert keynote speaker with over 34 years of military experience.

Having held a number of leadership roles and key appointments throughout his career, Chris has served on specialist military operations all over the world, including 18 months in Beirut attempting to gain the release of Terry Waite, 12 months in Sarajevo on a Special Forces Team charged with the capture and arrest on indicted war criminals and 16 months in Sierra Leone during the civil war. Further deployment on operations in Zaire, Uganda and Algeria brought many challenges. Having lead the Close Protection operation in the Middle East during the 2nd Gulf War which saw him planning and leading the protection of various world leaders Chris moved on to further challenges that the military offered.

Initially graduating from the NHS Staff College, Chris has taken his inventive enthusiasm for adapting military leadership and wisdom for the wider benefit of enterprises, such as the NHS. Having gained a postgraduate award in Medical Simulation Management from Harvard University, Chris was appointed as The Chief Instructor of The Army Medical Services Training Centre, the world’s largest medical simulation centre. Whilst there he co-developed a training and assurance methodology for hospital care which has been adopted by American, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand militaries as international best practice.

Most recently, Chris was given the task of leading on the development and delivery of a training model for military and NHS volunteers to combat the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. Chris was tasked to deploy over 1200 personnel appropriately trained and equipped for the rigor of delivering care in a West African jungle.

For his incredible service to his country, Chris was appointed an MBE. Furthermore, Chris was also awarded The Health Service Journal Special Recognition Award for his innovative solutions to healthcare, and was identified as International Innovator of the Year 2017-18 by Ideas UK.

Chris remains a sought after keynote speaker on leadership and innovation by leading academic institutes and appearing at a variety of corporate events. With expertise in the military, leadership and teamwork, peak performance and dealing with pressure, Chris is an ideal pick for a variety of events and functions.

To book Chris Gibson for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Chris is known to cover the following topics:

  • Military Experience
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Peak Performance
  • Dealing With Pressure