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.

Gareth Williams

General Secretary, Eurostar Group

Amy Lawson

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Sage

Samantha Allen

Chief Executive, North East and North Cumbria NHS

Andy Bagnall

Chief Executive, Rail Delivery Group

Julia Fawcett OBE

Group Chief Executive, The Lowry

Eric Salama

Chair, Comic Relief & Chair, Kantar Publics

Chris Askew

CEO, Diabetes UK

Sarah Gordon

CEO, Impact Investing Institute, Non Exec Director, Social Finance & Former Business Editor, The Financial Times

Anant Sharma

CEO, Matter of Form

Eric Fellner CBE

Co-Chairman, Working Title Films

Stella Vig

National Clinical Director for Elective Care, NHS

Alastair Henderson

Chief Executive, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Dr. Leon Roberts

Medical Director, East Midlands Ambulance Service

Dr Emma Wadey RN MH

National Head of Mental Health Nursing, NHS England and NHS Improvement & Member of the Technical Advisory group on mental health impact of COVID-19 across the European region for the World Health Organisation

Mr. Dominic Raymont

Regional Director of System Improvement , NHS

Dr Vicki Chalker

Chief Scientific Officer, NHS Blood and Transplant

Liz Fidler

Senior Professional Advisor Pharmacy Technician Practice, NHS England

Rob Webster

Chief Executive, NHS West Yorkshire

Prof. Dame Sue Hill

Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England

Ella Poppitt

Chief Nurse in NHS Blood & Transplant, NHS England

David Aaronovitch

Journalist, The Times & Chair, Index on Censorship

Gisela Abbam, FRSA, MBA

Chair, General Pharmaceutical Council & Senior Director, Government Affairs, PerkinElmer

Sereena Abbassi

CEO, gal-dem & Former Equity & Inclusion Consultant & Former Worldwide Head of Culture & Inclusion, M&C Saatchi

Tom Abell

Chief Executive, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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

Dr. Naim Akhtar

Consultant Haematologist & Blood Donation Consultant

Professor Robert Akid

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

Kathleen Alder

Founding Director, WildKat PR

Sir Rod Aldridge

Founder, Capita & Chairman, Aldridge Foundation

Douglas Alexander

Former MP & Former Shadow Foreign Secretary

Lieutenant Colonel 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

Andrew Amery

Director, R3S Global, Former Head of Security for the 2012 London Olympic & Paralympic Games, Former Major Event Protection Planner, Metropolitan Police

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