Paralympic swimmer Marc Woods will tell Guernsey business leaders about his ‘path to gold’ at the IoD annual dinner on 13 March.
Diagnosed with cancer at 17, Marc had his left leg amputated below the knee. Not knowing whether he had six months or 60 years left to live, he was determined to make the most of whatever time he did have, becoming a member of Great Britain’s Paralympic swimming team, a multiple gold medallist, BBC commentator and author.
Marc will provide the IoD audience with insights into motivation, teamwork, leadership and communication skills in a keynote speech that demonstrates his passion for life.
Philip Sack, the IoD’s senior adviser on employment policy in the UK, will also speak at the event at the Richmond Hotel. An expert in employment law and employee relations, Philip will discuss Guernsey’s disability and inclusion strategy, which aims to ensure disabled Islanders and carers are fully included in Island life.
IoD vice chairman Richard Le Tocq said: “We are delighted to have secured both Marc Woods and Philip Sack of the IoD to speak to the membership. The disability and inclusion strategy is very topical and high on the agenda. Marc’s story is remarkable and he is an absolute inspiration – it promises to be a great evening.”
The event will also celebrate the achievement of IoD members in completing the IoD Company Direction Programme and will see IoD Management Shadow 2013 winner Jennifer Webster receive her award.