A Gulf war fighter pilot who was captured and tortured by the Iraqis is using his harrowing experiences to help HR teams manage employee stress.
John Peters hit the headlines when he was paraded on Iraqi TV after being captured when his Tornado jet was shot down over Iraq 10 years ago.
Peters, who spent seven weeks in captivity, has now formed a management development company called UPH with former England rugby player Rory Underwood and leadership expert Martyn Helliwell, head of the Royal Navy survival school.
Peters said as well as stress management his firm specialises in developing leadership, communication, team building and motivation.
He said, “I don’t have a background in business but people recognise that I know what I am talking about when it comes to stress management and making decisions quickly.”