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Chris Holmes

Lord Chris Holmes, one of Britain’s greatest Paralympic swimmers, has won nine gold, five silver and two bronze medals across four Games, as well as serving as Director of Paralympic Integration at London 2012. With a range of expertise in identifying and nurturing talent, Chris is also a Diversity Adviser to the Civil Service and a keynote speaker who shares his insights with corporate, sporting and community-based organizations.

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Chris Holmes Biography

A renowned British Paralympic swimmer, who lost his sight at the age of 14, Lord Chris Holmes (MBE) has won nine gold, five silver and two bronze medals across four Games.

The Director of Paralympic Integration at London 2012, a board member of UK Sport, and a Diversity Adviser to the Civil Service, Chris is well-placed to share his range of expertise in identifying and developing talent.

As a keynote speaker, he is able to tailor his sporting and business insights into relatable messages for his audiences, which include commercial, community, public sector and governmental organisations around the world.

A straight-A student at school, Chris went on to Cambridge University where, in 1992, he achieved his record haul of six gold medals at the Barcelona Games - a feat unrivalled by any other Briton; he achieved a further three at Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000.

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A renowned British Paralympic swimmer, who lost his sight at the age of 14, Lord Chris Holmes (MBE) has won nine gold, five silver and two bronze medals across four Games.

The Director of Paralympic Integration at London 2012, a board member of UK Sport, and a Diversity Adviser to the Civil Service, Chris is well-placed to share his range of expertise in identifying and developing talent.

As a keynote speaker, he is able to tailor his sporting and business insights into relatable messages for his audiences, which include commercial, community, public sector and governmental organisations around the world.

A straight-A student at school, Chris went on to Cambridge University where, in 1992, he achieved his record haul of six gold medals at the Barcelona Games - a feat unrivalled by any other Briton; he achieved a further three at Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000.

Whilst working for the London 2012 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), Chris played a vital role in ensuring consistent delivery across what was, according to the IPC President, 'The greatest Paralympic Games ever' i.e. the first to achieve worldwide TV audiences in the hundreds of millions; to have all the Olympic sponsors also signed to the Paralympics; and to sell out all the stadia for every session. 

In 2013, Chris entered the House of Lords as Lord Holmes of Richmond. He serves as a Diversity Adviser to the Civil Service (he was appointed in 2015) and a non-executive director at the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Previously, Chris has also worked as a practicing lawyer, freelance journalist and broadcaster at sporting events across the world.

He is a patron of Help for Heroes, the Youth Sport Trust and the British Paralympic Association; he has broken 35 World Records; and, in 1992, he was awarded the MBE for 'services to British sport' - at the age of 20!

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Latest blog by Chris Holmes

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Lessons From Life On Diversity and Inclusion - Interview with Lord Chris Holmes

One of Britain’s greatest Paralympic swimmers, Lord Chris Holmes has made it his mission to open up the…

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