Major Chris Hunter QGM


In terms of careers, they don’t come more dangerous than the one Major Chris Hunter QGM followed. A bomb disposal specialist, Major Hunter served in Iraq and was the British Army’s most experienced bomb disposal expert. His inspirational story of risking his life for others on a daily basis makes Chris a highly regarded after dinner speaker and motivational speaker.

Chris became so effective disarming and defusing these deadly devices that terrorists from both sides of the conflict soon recognised the role he was playing and made him a target. This tactic meant that travelling to these ruthless devices was highly dangerous in itself, with Chris continuously being a target for snipers. Describing his times on the frontline of war, Major Hunter inspires and motivates audience members as an after dinner speaker.

Chris joined the British Army at sixteen. He was commissioned from Sandhurst, winning the much coveted Cermen Sword of Honour, before moving into roles with a variety of specialist counter terrorism units.

Chris was deployed to a number of war zones during his extensive military career, including Colombia, the Balkans, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Iraq. Chris’ bravery and loyal service led to him being awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal. The final role Chris held in the military was as a senior intelligence analyst for the Ministry of Defence.

After retiring from the army, Chris has gone onto work as a motivational speaker, writer, broadcaster and a counter-terrorism consultant. He has also published his memoirs, ‘Eight Lives Down’ which look back on his time in Iraq and the operations he went on. As a highly regarded after dinner speaker, Chris looks back on the path his military career followed, the skill his role required and how he dealt with the constant threat placed upon him and his comrades whilst in a war zone.

To book Major Chris Hunter as the military 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 he’s at corporate events, Chris is known to cover the following topics:

  • Motivational Speaker
  • Risk Consideration
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Dealing with Threats
  • Strength Under Pressure
  • Leadership On The Front Line

“Major Hunter’s briefing was exceptionally well done, informative and timely” – FBI

“Major Chris Hunter’s speech went extremely well proving to be very engaging and well polished. The story is incredibly engaging and Chris is excellent at delivering it.” – Permi

“Chris was a great speaker and extremely interesting to listen to. He spoke of risk in a way our guys would never have thought of, and really engaged the audience. For the first time ever I don’t think I saw one person reach for their blackberry in a whole hour!” – Oliver Wyman Ltd

“Chris received excellent feedback from everyone who attended his session. Comments included inspirational, thought-provoking, memorable, fascinating, fabulous and entertaining. We would definitely use Chris again.”  – Benchmark Communications

“Chris was an excellent speaker and I was totally engaged throughout. Despite having worked in such an extreme and diverse environment, his style of delivery and humour made it easy to get real learning from how to cope with pressure and keep motives to take back to the corporate world. Highly recommended” – BDO Stoy Hayward

“Chris’ speech captivated the whole audience, from first year apprentices up to the board of directors – meeting all objectives, the speech was interesting, engaging and motivational, highly relevant to our evening in terms of subject and content.”  – Augusta Westland

Just giving a bit of feedback on Chris Hunter who was absolutely excellent, did exactly what we needed him to do, hugely impressed everybody present, and it was a really, really great evening and he was absolutely superb.. Very, very good result for us and I will certainly be back to you to hire a few more people!” – William Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, UKRD

“Chris was fantastic and we have had such amazing feedback from the guests! “– Tina Deighton, Sapphire