Rory Mackenzie, Project FORTIS Ambassador
A distinguished veteran from the Armed Forces, Rory helps Project FORTIS engage with the wider Armed Forces community.
Rory is a distinguished veteran from the Armed Forces, who’s efforts are primarily focused on helping Project FORTIS engage with the wider Armed Forces community.
Rory served as a Combat Medical Technician for ten years in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
While on deployment in Iraq in 2007 as a company medic for the 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, his patrol vehicle was contacted by an I.E.D resulting in the amputation of his right leg. This unfortunately lead to him being medically discharged from the Armed Forces in 2012.
After rehabilitation, he went on to row the Atlantic Ocean with a team of wounded serviceman, for the charity Row2Recovery, generating £1Million for the wounded veteran community.
Rory took part in the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics, where he gave a speech at the Olympic Stadium in front of a worldwide audience of millions and a live audience of 80 000 people. Rory now is now a motivational speaker, having spoken to numerous companies all over the world including Johnson&Johnson and Diageo.
Rory is a trustee of Thrive, a horticultural charity for the disabled and is also an ambassador of charity Help for Heroes.