Dean Stott is a former British Special Forces Soldier, making it through the Special Forces gruelling 6 month selection process, Dean became one of the very first army members to join the SBS (Special Boat Service). Throughout his esteemed military career,he has conducted deployments to overseas hostile environments and been involved in Counter Terrorism operations; he has travelled to some of the toughest places in the world. Dean left the military after 16 honourable years having suffered a severe knee injury in a parachuting accident in 2011.
He then established a distinguished career in the private security sector: he was renowned for his willing to take on any job, no matter how dangerous. The man who went, when others wont. Dean has faced extortion, kidnapping, civil war, pirates, military coups and single handedly responsible for the evacuation of the Canadian Embassy rescuing 4 diplomats and 18 military personnel from Libya to Tunis in 2014.
However, in 2016 Dean was ready for a new project and wanted to use this to help others. He began training to cycle the longest motorable road in the world – The Pan American Highway. Dean passed through 14 countries on his expedition, crossing some of the most dangerous passages in the world. Prior to his training, Dean had never cycled more than a few miles. In the final stretch, Dean continued for 17 hours and driven by his determination covered 544 Km (340 miles) on his longest day. Dean completed the 14,000 mile route from Argentina to Alaska in May 2018, gaining two world records and raising an incredible amount of money for charity in the process.
Dean continues to live by the Special Forces’ ethos of ‘the unrelenting pursuit of excellence’. The determination required throughout his career has become an integral part of Dean’s character.
Dean is now a renowned international speaker, presenting to blue chip corporates, sporting bodies, military units, universities and schools. Dean has presented to audiences all over the globe with audiences up to 10'000.