Former Special Forces Sergeant, Bestselling Author, Broadcaster and Leading Figure in Resilience.
Expert Resilience Speaker Jason Fox often referred to by his nickname ‘Foxy’ is a television presenter, adventurer and a former UK Special Forces soldier and Royal Marine Commando. Best known as the longest serving directing staff on the popular Channel 4 television series SAS: Who Dares Wins, and the presenter of the investigative documentary series Meet the Drug Lords: Inside the Real Narcos. Resilience speaker Fox joined the Royal Marines Commandos in 1992 at the age of 16. In 2001, he joined the Special Boat Service and reached the rank of Sergeant. After 20 years of military service, Fox was medically discharged on 5 April 2012 having been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Since leaving the military, Fox has had several public appearances talking about mental health, and is involved in supporting several charities. Fox is a co-founder of Rock to Recovery with fellow ex royal marine Jamie Sanderson. The pair set it up to assist returning servicemen, veterans and their families.
Outside of his military career, some of Fox’s bigger adventures include rowing across the Atlantic Ocean from Lagos, Portugal to Macuro, Venezuela in 2016 with four of his friends including Oliver Bailey. Known as Team Essence, their expedition took the crew 50 days over 3,308 nautical miles, and landed them a record for becoming the first team to row unsupported, crossing the Atlantic Ocean from east to west – from mainland Europe to South America, non-stop from mainland to mainland. Across the journey, Team Essence also raised money for the NSPCC.
Additionally, In April 2018, a team of ten adventurers, including Fox, embarked on an expedition to the North Pole. They made this journey in aid of the charity Borne to raise awareness of premature birth, and also raised £750,000 for new research into its prevention.
In 2019, resilience speaker Fox alongside Sean Johnson kayaked the length of the Yukon river over 1,980 miles in Alaska. The adventure started with a 49-mile hike from Skagway to Lake Bennet, where the kayak journey stretched from Lake Bennett to the Bering Sea, across 48 days. The expedition was unsupported, with Johnson and Fox raising awareness and funds for Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
Resilience speaker Fox is also a highly acclaimed author and Sunday Times Bestseller. In 2017, Fox co-authored the book SAS: Who Dares Wins: Leadership Secrets from the Special Forces, with his fellow TV presenters and Special Forces soldiers Anthony Middleton, Matthew “Ollie” Ollerton and Colin Maclachlan. The book triggered an investigation by the British Ministry of Defence for alleged admissions of war crimes by the authors. Fox released his own first book, Battle Scars in 2019 which explores his struggle with mental health after being medically discharged from his military career in 2012 having been diagnosed with PTSD. Battle Scars became a Sunday Times best-seller. His second book Life Under Fire: How to Build Inner Strength and Thrive Under Pressure was released October 15, 2020.
- Mental Health
- Building A Resilient Mindset
- Overcoming Adversity
- The Military