Keynote Speaker - Tayside

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Giles Duley

Giles is CEO of Legacy of War Foundation, photographer, writer, chef and presenter, born in 1971 in London. In 2011, Giles lost both legs and an arm on patrol with the US Army.

On Tuesday 21st February, we are honoured to have Giles join us live at the Transform Business Festival Breakfast in Tayside. He will share his incredibly inspiring story and the importance of building resilience in life and business.

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Starting his carer as a music photographer, Duley worked with the likes of Mariah Carey, Oasis and Lenny Kravitz for publications including Q, Vogue, Sunday Times and Elle. In 2000 his image of Marilyn Manson was voted amongst the 100 greatest rock photographs of all time.

In 2004 Duley changed his focus to documentary work, partnering with well-respected charities such as HI (Humanity and Inclusion), EMERGENCY, Save the Children and UNHCR to highlight lesser-known stories deserving of public attention and action.

His work has taken him to Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan, DR Congo, Angola, Bangladesh, Kenya, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Colombia, Vietnam and Nigeria among others.

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In 2015 he started his Legacy of War project, which looks to explore common themes of conflict. A core part of the project is collaborations with other artists and writers to reach a wider audience. These collaborations have included the musicians Massive Attack and PJ Harvey.

Duley is also CEO and Founder of the NGO Legacy of War Foundation and international charity supporting communities and individuals as the rebuild their lives after conflict. He is a campaigner for the rights of both refugees and those living with disability.

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As a presenter he has made two Unreported Worlds for C4 and he has produced and presented the six-part VICE tv series, The One-Armed Chef, which aired in 2022.

In 2017 the Sunday Times included him in their Alternative Rich List, for those who are ‘rich in experience, rich is spirit, rich in life….’  In the list Natasha Kaplinsky said of Duley “Even catastrophic injury has not stopped him doing what he feels he should be doing with his life.”

In 2019 he was awarded the Amnesty Media Award for Photojournalism and his work praised by the likes of Angeline Jolie.

Secure your place today to hear Giles' incredible story live at the Transform Business Festival Tayside on Tuesday 21st February, 2023 at 8am.

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