Ant Middleton, a former SAS soldier and adventurer, now applies lessons from the military to the business world. In 2018 he authored his bestselling book ‘First Man In: Leading From The Front’ with its focus on leadership and confronting challenges. At JTE 2019 Ant will share experiences and insight that will give you a fascinating, fresh perspective on how to achieve success.
After 13 years’ service in the military, with four years as a Special Boat Service (SBS) sniper, Ant Middleton is the epitome of what it takes to excel. He served in the SBS, the naval wing of the special forces, the Royal Marines and 9 Parachute Squadron Royal, achieving what is known as the ‘holy trinity’ of the UK’s elite forces. As a point man in the SBS, Ant was always the first man through the door, the first man into the dark and the first man in harm’s way.
Best known for his role as Chief Instructor on ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ (Channel 4), Ant has become a much-loved master of survival and endurance on and off-screen, spurred by his formidable career in the UK’s elite forces.
With an insatiable appetite for adventure, 2017 saw Ant front ‘Mutiny’ (Channel 4), a show that re-enacted Captain William Bligh’s voyage following his crew’s mutiny, commonly known as the ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’. Ant has also fronted Channel 4’s survivalist programme Escape. His recent expedition saw him conquer one of the biggest feats known to man, Mount Everest, in the Channel 4 hit Extreme Everest.