John Volanthen

World Record-Holding British Caver Who Played A Crucial Role In The 2018 Thai Cave Rescue

How to hire John Volanthen

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring John Volanthen for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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When he's is at corporate events, John is known to cover the following topics:

  • Working together
  • Influencing and leading
  • Pioneering and innovation
  • Resilience and mental strength

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"Please say a huge thank you to John for a fantastic speech last night at our event in Cardiff. It was very well received and has given everyone some real food for thought. John worked really hard to weave our messaging into the speech and took on board our brief from the call we had with him." - Jo, Communications & Engagement Specialist, Viridor

"The session with Jonathan was excellent. The feedback was super positive from everyone, his story really is genuinely inspiring... you can very much see how he would have a level head under pressure!" - Louis, Head of UK, IG

"John’s keynote was great! You could have heard a pin drop and literally nobody was on their phone which (unfortunately) is not always the case." - Richmond Events

  • 2021- Released 'The Rescue' on Disney Plus
  • 2019 - Awarded the George Medal
  • 2018 - Awarded Pride of Britain Award
  • 2018 - Helped in the rescue of a Thai football team trapped in a cave 
  • 2012 - Awarded the Royal Humane Society's bronze medal 
  • 2010 - Set a world record for the longest cave penetration dive 
  • 2004 - Achieved the great depth reached in a British Cave 
  • Awarded PADI's Medal of Valour