Who Dares Wins

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Leadership secrets from the SAS

  • Make your team a force to be reckoned with
  • Deliver results under pressure
  • Boost your resilience and make courageous decisions

Britain’s SAS are famed for their bravery, resilience and professionalism. The selection process pushes even the toughest to breaking point. At this event, Matt ‘Ollie’ Ollerton and Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox will give their exclusive insights into the mindset and performance required in the most demanding environments imaginable.

The concept of the Special Forces was created in the 1940s by David Stirling but his idea – to establish a fighting force with a small group of men with limited kit, equipment and resources – was questioned and ridiculed. How could they be more effective? Stirling was a pioneer! He took a group of leaders who were prepared to take risks, show unprecedented bravery against all odds and who were given the autonomy to make quick decisions without the need to seek authority from a higher command.

Ollie and Foxy will show how you too can seize every opportunity to be a pioneer of change, turbo charge your life and make your team a force to be reckoned with.

Matthew Ollerton

Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton’s military career began at the age of 18, when he joined the Royal Marine Commandos and toured operationally in Northern Ireland and Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. Upon his return to the UK, Ollie was recommended for SAS Special Forces selection and he became one of only five candidates out of an initial 250 to successfully complete the gruelling 6 month process.

From there, he joined the Special Boat Service (SBS) to undergo further training and qualify as a Special Forces Combat Frogman. Ollie brought the Special Forces into the public eye with Channel 4 series, SAS: Who Dares Wins. He is CEO of BREAK-POINT, an organisation that focuses on changing people’s limiting beliefs and boosts their performance.

Jason Fox

Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox is a former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant, who has led and executed global operations. He left the Special Forces in 2012 and embarked on a career in the corporate world.

In 2015, Foxy moved into the TV and Film industry, initially by using his wealth of experience in the Special Forces to support production crews who were working in environmentally hostile areas, such as the jungle, the Arctic or the desert. Foxy then worked both in front of and behind the camera for Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins.