Bob de la Motte is an experienced ultramarathon runner, cyclist, mountain-biker and Ironman competitor. He was born in South Africa where he attended Wits University and worked for KPMG. His career as a chartered accountant and investment banker has taken him to London, the USA and ultimately to Australia where he has lived since 1987. Since retiring from his business career in 2009, Bob travels extensively and continues to pursue his sporting interests all over the world. He has been a frequent visitor to South Africa since the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.