Colin MacLachlan


Colin Maclachlan is a former member of the SAS where he was in Mountain Troop in 22 SAS and had various roles throughout his SF Career. These ranged from Sniper Commander, Driver Commander, Instructor on Selection Training Wing, Surveillance Operator, Forward Air Controller, Medic, Bodyguard, SF Exchange Programme with Delta Force and Seal Team 6.

Maclachlan has most recently appeared on Channel 4‘s SAS: Who Dares Wins where he, alongside a number of other former SAS members, put members of the public through the same selection process he went through many years before when starting out in the SAS. He also writes and edits security and terrorism-related articles. Additionally, he works on Motion Capture for films and video games and can be seen in the Grand Theft Auto series, Red Dead Redemption and LA Noire by Rockstar Games.

An expert when it comes to leadership and ensuring peak levels of performance are reached by a team, Maclachlan has also turned his hand to after dinner speaking at business events where he details the trials and tribulations of the SAS as well as the commitment required to be successful.

To book Colin Maclachlan as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Peak Performance
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Teamwork & Teambuilding
  • After Dinner Speaker
  • Drive & Determination

“Colin was great , he hit the spot in terms of content and related his experiences to our business. The guys loved him and all the woman loved him even more! So a big hit.” – Leigh, Complete Office Solutions

Just wanted to let you know that Colin was absolutely brilliant and lovely. Such a humble gentleman, he had everyone enthralled and they did not want him to leave. I only wish I had asked him to stay longer. The presentation itself was perfect, a great blend of informative, funny and corporate/business messaging; and what a lovely lovely guy. Really appreciate you recommending him, we would definitely book him again he was a big hit. Thanks again.
CarolineProperty Services

“Thanks for all of your help arranging for Colin to speak to our team yesterday. Colin was excellent and I’ve had extremely positive feedback.” – Matthew, RBS

“We booked Colin Maclachlan for an event we held for our operational senior leadership team. Booking Colin was super easy and straight forward, the team at Champions were very reactive and responded quickly to my questions which gave me peace of mind organising such a large event. Colin was beyond great. He adapted his presentation to the level of the attendees and tailored each story to the team in a way they could relate to in their day to day operational role. Colin was a powerful speaker and his venerability inspired the audience to ask well thought through questions. The whole experience was easy and I would recommend Champions and Colin for your future event.” – Shelley, Nationwide Building Society

“We had Colin Maclachlan as a guest speaker at RAF Cosford. This was a very eagerly anticipated talk with over 125 personnel attending and it went down a storm. As well as being an engaging and humorous speaker, he had the audience hanging on his every word as he spoke very openly about his tough upbringing and early career in the Army before moving on to complete selection for the SAS. Not just focussing on the impressive military skills he possesses he also used his talk to show how resilience, mental health and determination is an integral part of a Special Forces Operative. He spoke for well over an hour and then fielded the many questions that the audience had. The response back from the attendees has been all very positive, with written praise including such words/terms as: ‘Inspirational’, ‘I was transfixed from the moment it started to the moment it finished – Brilliant!’ and ‘The best guest speaker we have had here in years’.”Steve, Force Development Training Squadron

Colin was great! Our delegates did not move while he was on stage, they were completely engaged right from the beginning. Colin had a great way of talking about very deep and tricky events from his past in a light-hearted a fun way. Our customers, vendors and staff have been raving about how fantastic Colin was. He was the star of the show and I would recommend Colin to anyone who wants to engage their audience, wow them, and keep the message related back to business in a very clever way. A big thank you to Colin for everything!” – Megan, Data Select

“Colin was an amazing speaker and his insights really flowed well with the conversation focus of the discussion. Thank you so much for all your help!”
MerielHatch PR

“Many thanks for sorting Colin for this morning. He was fantastic and all the staff have been raving about him all day. Please pass on our thanks to him- he was brilliant!”Sarah, NET Academies