Soldier, author, columnist, broadcaster and commentator, Colonel Tim Collins is best known for his leadership skills honed over a career lasting 22 years with the British Army including eight years as an officer in the elite Special Air Service.
Tim came to public notice with his inspirational speech to the troops on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, when, as commander of the 1,200 strong Royal Irish battlegroup, he urged his men to ‘liberate and not to conquer''.
He has since left the Army and published his memoirs of command in the form of the best-selling Rules of Engagement. He is currently CEO of a private consulting company providing security and policing training and advice.
Colonel Tim Collins was educated at The Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Queen's University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. A Graduate of the British Army Staff College, Tim holds a Masters Degree as well as a degree in Economics from Queen's University Belfast. Tim is an honorary member of Rutherford College at the University of Kent at Canterbury.