22nd October 2004

 

IRAQ HOSTAGE TO DELIVER TALK AT BUSINESS SCHOOL

(Photo opportunity)

 

An ex-RAF pilot who was shot down and captured on the first day of the first Gulf War will give the Lincoln Business School’s annual business lecture next month.

 

John Peters was tortured for more than seven weeks in January 1991, and is best known for the images of him battered and bruised which were shown on Iraqi television.

 

Having now established himself as a respected motivational speaker, Mr Peters now helps companies improve their business performance and is one of the leading motivational speakers in the UK.

 

Since leaving the RAF he has established a corporate development company specialising in leadership, team-building and communication. His clients include Unipart International, Barclay’s Bank and Arthur Anderson.

 

“Anybody who has had to lead a team through difficult circumstances would benefit from John’s vast experience,” said Karen Raynes, Marketing and Recruitment Officer at the Lincoln Business School.

 

“John’s charismatic and animated approach to presenting should appeal to guests from all backgrounds.”

 

The event, held in association with the University of Lincoln and the Institute of Directors, will also include an evaluation of the business school’s past year and an assessment of its continued commitment to business in the region by the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, Dr Don White.

 

The evening will close with a vote of thanks speech by the Institute of Directors’ regional chairperson Caroline Mockford, as well as a question-and-answer session.

 

The lectures will be held on Wednesday 10th November in the university’s architecture building, commencing at 6.30pm and concluding at 7.55pm with wine and a buffet.

 

For more information, contact Karen Raynes on (01522) 886399 or email kraynes@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk