Ollie is an energetic and a highly motivated former UK Special Forces operative with extensive experience in various international missions.
Ollie is a cornerstone of the team that brought the Special Forces into the public eye with the Channel Four series SAS: Who Dares Wins. Ollie and his team are the UK’s first former UK Special Forces members to talk openly to media and to reveal their true identities.
Ollie’s military career began at the age of 18 when he joined the Royal Marine Commando’s and toured operationally in Northern Ireland & Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. Upon his return to the UK Ollie was recommended for SAS Special Forces Selection after five years service with Commando’s. Upon completion of the grueling 6 months selection process Ollie was one of 7 candidates to pass selection from an initial 250 that started the course.
On completion of SAS selection Ollie then joined the Special Boat Service, (SBS) to undergo further training to qualify as a Special Forces Combat Frogman.
During his six years in the SBS he undertook a number of high profile missions in a variety of locations both on land and sea. Ollie’s missions included hostage rescue, counter narcotics, counter terrorism, homeland security, counter insurgency operations and humanitarian efforts. Ollie also qualified as a pilot of the Submersible Dive Vessel (SDV), a mini sub used to insert Special Forces Combat Soldiers behind enemy lines.
After leaving the Special Forces Ollie initially worked in Iraq as a private security contractor for American TV crews, which saw him saving 12 members of his vehicle convoy from armed attack whilst driving his vehicle at 140kms/hr en-route to Baghdad. He spent seven years as a Country Project Manager in the Middle East for major infrastructure projects, responsible for employing and training a 2000 strong Iraqi guard force. Ollie is a Special Forces bodyguard instructor with extensive military and corporate experience for private projects and government officials.
Ollie then headed to South East Asia using his incredible military training to benefit the lives of those less fortunate whist working for a charity. He was lead command of a three-man team bravely infiltrating child trafficking rings. One such mission saw the rescue of 22 children destined for the sex trade and sweat shop labour. The largest and most controversial mission the organisation has witnessed. Those children were taken to safe houses and are now being educated and live happy lives in a loving caring environment.
Upon Ollie’s return to the UK in 2014 after 13 years overseas he started developing a concept to allow his training and experience to benefit others. BREAK-POINT provides leadership and development courses to the public and corporate sector also supporting veterans suffering the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD. This continues to operate alongside his newly established television career.