Levison Wood, the adventurer, writer and photographer, will be the main speaker at the new-look CIPS Annual Dinner in June.
In 2014 Wood, who served in Afghanistan as an officer in the Parachute Regiment in the British army, walked the 4,250-mile length of the river Nile in nine months, which was documented in a TV documentary and book.
On his walk he had to face elephants and crocodiles, civil war and the death of a fellow walker.
He has written for The Times, The Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times, and has photographed people from George Clooney to the Dalai Lama.
Wood will be the headline attraction at the Annual Dinner, which has moved to the summer and will take place in London on 7 June. The new venue is 8 Northumberland Avenue, just off Trafalgar Square and billed as London’s most central venue.
This year the dinner will start earlier than previously, in response to feedback to allow the maximum time for networking with peers.
For more information and to book your ticket for the distinguished black-tie event, please visit the website.