Chris Moon

Chris Moon MBE founded Making the Best, a personnel and security management company. While working for the specialist mine clearance charity HALO, he was blown up in a ‘cleared’ area. He lived to tell the tale despite losing his right arm and leg because of his peak fitness and first aid knowledge. His story is all the more amazing as before the accident he survived being abducted by the Khmer Rouge. He saved himself and two colleagues from execution.

Within a year of leaving hospital, he completed the London Marathon to raise funds for Cambodia’s mine victims. In 1997, he was the first leg amputee to complete the 250km Great Sahara Run. Later that year, he also ran 200km in four days with the Australian Army to raise money for mine victims. In 1999, he was the first amputee to complete the Badwater Death Valley Ultra-Marathon.

With infectious enthusiasm he illustrates the power of attitude. A master of mind over matter, he relates his extraordinary experiences to everyday issues. He shows you how to tap into your own strengths.

Compelling though his stories are, he makes them very real and he delivers them with high energy as well as wit.