Robert Peston


Our Trustees

Andrew Law
Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

Andrew Law is the Chairman and CEO of Caxton Associates, a global macro hedge fund. Andrew attended state school in Manchester and subsequently graduated from Sheffield University with a First Class Honours Degree in Economics. He spent his early career at County NatWest and Chemical Bank, before joining Goldman Sachs in 1996 where he was a Managing Director, heading FICC proprietary trading. Andrew joined the London office of Caxton in 2003; he was appointed Chief Investment Officer globally in early 2008, and to his current position effective January 2012. His wide range of charitable interests include former Deputy Chair of the New Schools Network, a Board member of the Sutton Trust, together with the founding trustee of the Law Family Educational Trust and the Law Family Charitable Foundation.

Robert Peston
Founder of Speakers for Schools, ITV Political Editor

Robert Peston is currently ITV’s Politics Editor, formerly BBC’s Economics Editor, and the founder of Speakers for Schools. He has won numerous awards for his journalism and was previously political editor and financial editor of the Financial Times, City Editor of the Sunday Telegraph and a columnist for the New Statesman and the Sunday Times. He became a household name in 2007 when he broadcast and published a series of influential reports on the causes and consequences of the global financial crisis. Robert has also published three critically acclaimed books, ‘How Do We Fix this Mess?’ ‘Who Runs Britain’ and ‘Brown’s Britain’. You can follow Robert at

David Giampaolo
Chief Executive of Pi Capital

David Giampaolo is the Chief Executive of Pi Capital, an invitation-only investor network that also offers its members social and educational programmes. David is a noted entrepreneur in the global health and fitness sector; founding and building businesses and health club chains in both the US and Europe and acting as a board member for some of the world’s largest fitness companies including Fitness First, 24 Hour Fitness, Globalfit and Zumba Fitness. David is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation, the Chief Executives Organisation and the British Airways International Advisory Board.

Sakhila Mona Mirza
General Counsel at London Bullion Market Association

Sakhila, qualified lawyer, has worked in the financial services sector for 15 years, covering the oil markets and then moving to the precious metals market. Most of her career has focused on providing legal, regulatory and compliance advice, and building corporate governance programmes.
Currently she works at the London Bullion Market Association, where she is a Board Member and the General Counsel. Sakhila works on the strategic development of the Association, by leading and working on several business development initiatives with various market stakeholders, and taking responsibility for all the legal work affecting the organisation. In addition, she has built key relationships with government officials and regulators around the world, and has spoken at several conferences, educating stakeholders on the developments within the precious metals market.
Sakhila read law at the London School of Economics and went on to qualify as a solicitor.

Diana Osagie
Director of Courageous Leadership Consultancy

Diana is Director of Courageous Leadership Consultancy, specializing in helping leaders and teams develop their inner layer of courage; essential for true leadership and resilience. With 16 years’ experience leading secondary education, including six years as a successful head teacher in a London secondary school; Diana works at the cutting edge of education and school improvement. Diana is a school inspector with developed expertise scrutinizing school wide systems. She has a proven track record of developing school leaders via bespoke training programs and has established capability in mentoring and supporting school leaders facing challenging circumstances. You can follow Diana at:

Roland Rudd
Founding Partner at Finsbury

Roland Rudd is a founding partner at Finsbury, one of the largest global financial communications groups. A visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s Centre of Corporate Reputation and an honorary fellow at the University’s Regent’s Park College, Roland is also Trustee of the Royal Opera House, Chairman of the Tate’s Corporate Advisory Group and Non-Executive Director on the Army Board. In addition, he is a member of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Centre for Rare Disease Research Fundraising Appeal Board, a patron of the NSPCC and the founding Chairman of the Legacy10 charitable giving campaign.

Job Openings

We are always interested in hearing from professionals that are top-notch communicators, driven, excel in a small team and looking to contribute to the core of our work with speakers and schools. If this sounds like you please submit your CV and short covering note to: