Peter Hughes was the man whose swollen and blistered face we saw on television during the shocking first hours of the news coverage from the Bali bombings in October 2002.
As a public speaker, Peter’s personal account of Bali and the Australian spirit has been given to hundreds of groups. Peter’s positive message is reality based, filled with wisdom and inspiration, shaped by a lifetime of learning as well as his experiences as part of the Bali bombing tragedy. Peter’s humorous, anecdotal and compelling talk motivates and moves audiences to exceed personal and professional expectations.
Corporations, sporting groups, associations, schools and other groups looking for inspiration and motivation in their own lives will not be disappointed by Peter’s account of that day and life beyond ‘Bali’.
He literally took our breath away when we heard him quietly tell rescuers he was okay and to help those worse off than him. Looking at him, we could see that he was badly injured himself. And indeed he was. Later, he lapsed into a month-long coma during which he briefly died three times while on life support. He later went on a long recovery program under the tough love of Australian of the Year Dr Fiona Wood.
Today Peter is making the most of life and besides running a successful roofing business, Peter is still in demand nationally as a public speaker.