Mark Inglis

After losing his legs at 23 years old due to frostbite, Mark Inglis went on to be the first and only double amputee to climb the summit of Mount Everest. He has since carved out careers as a scientist, a world recognised winemaker, business innovator, a paralympic athlete, trekking guide, philanthropist and a leading international motivator.

Mark’s achievements are endless – he has won a silver medal in cycling at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2003 for his services to disabled people, has a bachelor of science and is a doctor of natural resources. It is this combination of achievement in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds, his business acumen, and his ability to interpret this to a wide range of people, which results in the regular opportunity to share his experience and philosophy with world leaders.

Mark has also authored four books – No Mean Feat, To the Max, Off the Front Foot and No Legs on Everest.