Marcus Chidgey - Veterans Affairs, Technology and Communications Advisor

Marcus is Chair of the Royal Marines Club (originally established in 2012 as Commando999). He sits on the Board of Directors for the Global Partnerships Forum and is on the Advisory Board of the International Academic Forum. He is an Advisor for iMedTrust, Founder of Loqiva and Director of the Connected Tech Group (Connected Tech Group specialises in technology that helps patients and staff in community care, mental health, secondary care, tertiary care, child protection and children in need).

He is the CEO of Captive Minds who develop content opportunities for brands and corporations in the areas of Adventure, Style, Sport and Social Impact. The agency possesses an eminent board and works with a diverse range of clients - from Glenfiddich, Toshiba, Cirque du Soleil and Virgin through to national and local government. Recently, Marcus helped to establish Captive Health, a company revolutionising patient engagement, performance and feedback for NHS Trusts in the UK. 

Captive Minds is perhaps best known for helping to launch the Walking with the Wounded charity which saw Prince Harry take part in expeditions with wounded servicemen and women to the North Pole in 2011 and the South Pole in 2013. Captive Minds managed press, media partners, corporate sponsors and broadcasters as well as handling all branding, online and creative. In just over 3 years, over a billion people had watched or read about Walking with the Wounded in the international news media, 100 million people had watched the documentaries in over 25 countries, 25,000 people had bought the North Pole book and millions of pounds had been raised for charity.

Captive Minds’ success was repeated in 2014 with the Willis Resilience Expedition, created on behalf of the Willis Group, which saw 19-Year Old Explorer Parker Liautaud honoured as a ‘Champion of Change’ by The White House. Not only did the expedition set two world records, but it was the first to be broadcast daily online and on network news live from Antarctica. Over 600 million people were reached with broadcasts worldwide on stations such as NBC, CNBC, BBC, ITV, Sky and CCTV. Captive Minds received the Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil Award for the campaign.

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Amanda Hart