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speaker, broadcaster,
EXPLORER, author

A former Royal Marines Officer who worked for Nelson Mandela during the peace process in the early nineties, Monty left the forces to pursue a career in expeditions, travel journalism and marine biology. Monty has since led teams in some of the most challenging environments on Earth, presented numerous multi-award winning documentaries, launched his own production company, and become a renowned inspirational speaker and writer. Monty is a Durrell Wildlife and Conservation Trust Global Ambassador, President of the Galapagos Conservation Trust, a Help for Heroes patron and supports numerous conservation organisations and services charities.

Monty is best known for his three hugely popular BBC series ‘Great Escapes’, where he lived on the west coasts of Scotland and Ireland with his dog Reuben. Monty went on to present the multi-award winning BBC NHU blue chip series “Great Barrier Reef”, “The Fisherman’s Apprentice”, again for the BBC as well as series for Discovery and Channel 5.


Since starting his own production company, Monty has produced and presented three series for Channel Four. “WWII’s Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails” broadcast to critical acclaim in late 2017 and in 2018 the whole Halls family featured in a poignant conservation mission to the Galapagos for “My Family and the Galapagos”. Monty is also the founder of “Leaderbox”, an accessible, multi-purpose team and leadership training system drawn from the world of the military, business, elite sport,
and education. Launched in 2018, it is being adopted widely throughout the UK. Monty has written twelve books, and is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers, many of them communicating his enthusiasm for the natural world.

In 2020, during lockdown, Monty created and completed one of the world’s most demanding Iron Man courses (with an elevation gain of three times sea level to the summit of Ben Nevis) along the cliffs, bays, paths, and lanes of his native Devon. The event ran in late July, and raised £50,000 to support veterans charities. His latest series about the Royal Marines, was broadcast on BBC2 in 2022 and his accompanying book released to co-incide with the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands War. His book delves deep into the ethos and culture of one of the worlds most successful military organisations. As a speaker he is in demand nationally and internationally, speaking on topics such
as leadership under duress, team culture, and operating in stressful environments.



“He is the best in the business” -  Dan Snow


"Guest speaker Monty Halls was fantastic, the whole room hanging on every word spoken, what a great talk on making a difference." Platform Housing Group

“Superb. Funny and moving in equal measure. Feedback from our delegates has been outstanding.” -  BMF Conference

“Monty was excellent. Many reports have been received and confirm that Monty was one of the best after-dinner speakers we have ever had. Note that we have had quite a number of professional annual dinners, over and above CISI, held over many decade.” -  BMF Conference

“All speakers were great but Monty Halls’ talk was absolutely brilliant! #INSPIRATION” -  NNNG

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