Speaker Directory - Speakers for Schools

Speaker Directory


Our speakers are leaders at the top of their industry, influencing and shaping their sector or society.

We connect speakers and their prestigious networks to state school students across the UK, through ‘Inspiration’ (school talks) and our ‘Experience programme (Insight Days, Work Experience).

Our network is 1,700 strong and growing. See who’s already taking part below.

  • To find out how we work and what talks are about, see our School Talks page.
  • If you are looking for information for your talk, please see our Speaker Guides here.
  • To take part, find out more about the commitment on our FAQ page.

David Aaronovitch

Journalist, The Times & Chair, Index on Censorship

Gisela Abbam FRSA, MBA

Senior Director, Government Affairs, PerkinElmer & Chair, British Science Association

Sereena Abbassi

Equity & Inclusion Consultant & Former Worldwide Head of Culture & Inclusion, M&C Saatchi

Joanna Abeyie

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Hyden Talent

Dr. Funke Abimbola MBE

Solicitor, Business Leader and Diversity Campaigner

Daniel Adams

Executive Director, Mary's Meals UK

Leigh Adams

Director Education and Skills, British Film Institute

Ian Adams

Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement/Director of Communications and Engagement, NHS

Professor Dawn Ades CBE FBA

Emeritus Professor, History of Art, University of Essex

Zaheer Ahmad MBE

Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Consumer Healthcare, GSK

Ahmet Ahmet

Former Outreach Director, The Stage

Anjana Ahuja

Award-Winning Science Journalist

Alex Aiken

Executive Director, Government Communications

Peter Aitchison

Director of Communications and Public Affairs, University of Glasgow

Professor Robert Akid

BP/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Corrosion & Materials, University of Manchester

Kathleen Alder

Managing Director, WildKat PR

Sir Rod Aldridge

Founder, Capita & Chairman, Aldridge Foundation

Douglas Alexander

Former MP & Former Shadow Foreign Secretary

Sulle Alhaji

Ex Director of the Army Youth Outreach Team, British Army

Rushanara Ali

MP for Bethnal Green & Bow

Tim Allan

Former Group Managing Director, Portland

Mark Allan

CEO, Landsec

Dr Brian Allen

Chairman, Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox

Kenton Allen

CEO, Big Talk Productions

James Allen

Visual Effects Supervisor and Founder, Time Based Arts

Sonita Alleyne OBE

Master, Jesus College, University of Cambridge; Member, BBC Trust & Co-Founder, Somethin' Else

David Allison

Managing Director, Getmyfirstjob.co.uk

Professor Richard Alston

Lecturer in Roman History, Royal Holloway, University of London

Sharon Ament

Director, Museum of London

Ruhul Amin

Chief Architect, Onfido

Mohammed Amin MBE

Former Partner at PwC and Co-Chair of the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester

Margaret Ammon

Chief Risk Officer, M&G Investments

David Amos

Head of Regional Structured Finance, Scotland RBS

Professor Martyn Amos

Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University

Ben Andersen-Tuffnell

UK Corporate Affairs Director, Tesco plc

Sir Roy Anderson

Professor of Epidemiology, Imperial College London & Former Chief Scientific Advisor, MoD

Jenny Anderson

Finance & Education Reporter, Quartz

Keith Anderson

Chief Corporate Officer, ScottishPower

Iain Anderson

Executive Chairman, Cicero Group

Andrew Woolfenden

UK Distribution & Fulfilment Director, Tesco

Julia Angeles

Investment Manager, Baillie Gifford

Vic Annells

CEO, Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce & Former Executive Director, Mansion House

Dame Mary Archer

Chair, Science Museum Group

Xylo Aria

Founder, Music Production for Women

Lucy Armstrong

CEO, The Alchemists

Georgia Arnold

Senior Vice President, Viacom International Media Networks

Dr Chris Arnold

Creative Partner & Founder, Creative Orchestra Advertising

Robert Arnott

Director of Strategy, Social Mobility & Disadvantage, Department for Education

Matt Ash

Director of Learning & Performance, Media Zoo

Professor John Ashton

Former President of the Faculty of Public Health

Syima Aslam

Director, Bradford Literature Festival

Judy Aslett

Journalist and Presenter

Phil Attfield

VFX and Animation Partnership Director, NextGen Skills Academy

Keith Attwood

Former CEO, E2V & Former Chair, Employment and Skills Board, CBI

Tom Attwood

Chairman, Hg Capital LLP

Mark Austen

Chair of UK Insolvency Service and other current appointments

Richard Aylard CVO

Sustainability Director, Thames Water

Peter Ayton

Department of Psychology Associate Dean Research | School of Arts and Social Sciences, City University London

Karen Bach

Chairman, Amino Technologies & Non-Exec Director (Multi-Sector)