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.
Portrait of Robert Arnott

Robert Arnott

Director, Dept for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Former Director, No10 Delivery Unit & Strategy, Social Mobility, DfE

Portrait of Matt Ash

Matt Ash

Founder of Changeably

Portrait of Professor John Ashton CBE

Professor John Ashton CBE

Former President of the Faculty of Public Health

Portrait of Syima Aslam

Syima Aslam

Director, Bradford Literature Festival

Portrait of Phil Attfield

Phil Attfield

VFX and Animation Partnership Director, NextGen Skills Academy

Portrait of Tom Attwood

Tom Attwood

Chair, Hg Foundation & Former Chairman, Hg Capital LLP

Portrait of Carl Austin-Behan OBE

Carl Austin-Behan OBE DL

LGBT Advisor to Mayor of Manchester & RAF Veteran

Portrait of Peter Ayton

Peter Ayton

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

Sadia Azmat

Comedian, Writer, Presenter

Karen Bach

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

Portrait of Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Bacon

Rachel Bacon

Chief Constable, Durham Police

Portrait of Julian Baggini

Julian Baggini

Writer and Philosopher

Portrait of Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey

Head of Practice, Xsite Architecture LLP

Portrait of Jeanette Bain-Burnett

Jeanette Bain-Burnett

Executive Director of Policy and Integrity, Sport England

Portrait of Paul Bainsfair

Paul Bainsfair

Director General, IPA

Portrait of Sam Baker

Sam Baker

Journalist, Writer, Broadcaster & Podcaster

Portrait of Richard Baker

Richard Baker

Managing Partner, bd-capital, a Private Equity Company

Portrait of Ed Balls

Ed Balls

Senior Fellow at Harvard University Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Visiting Professor to the Policy Institute at King's College London, and Chairman of Norwich City Football Club

Portrait of Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw

Director, Tate

Gordon Banks

Company Founder and Director, Cartmore Building Supply Co & Former Member of Parliament and Shadow Minister

Portrait of Mark Barber MBE

Mark Barber MBE

Planning Director, Radiocentre

Portrait of Edward Barber

Edward Barber

Designer & Founder of BarberOsgerby

Portrait of Paul Barber OBE

Paul Barber OBE

Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman, Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club

Richard Barker

Adviser and Investment Committee Member, Iona Capital

Portrait of David Barker

David Barker

Internet and Social Entrepreneur, CEO, Techcentre

Portrait of Kurt Barling

Kurt Barling

Investigative Journalist & Professor of Journalism, Middlesex University

Keith Barr

Chief Executive Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group

Portrait of Phoebe Barter

Phoebe Barter

Group Brand Director, Aviva

Portrait of Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett

Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos

Paul J Bartram

Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase

Portrait of Matthew Barwell

Matthew Barwell

Chief Marketing Officer at Britvic Soft Drinks

Portrait of Judith Batchelar

Judith Batchelar OBE

Deputy Chair, The Environment Agency, Honorary President, British Nutrition Foundation & Former Director of Brand, Sainsbury's

Portrait of Professor Ian J Bateman OBE

Professor Ian J Bateman OBE

Professor of Environmental Economics and Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP) , University of Exeter

Portrait of Toby Baxendale

Toby Baxendale

Entrepreneur & Investor

Portrait of Sarah Baynes

Sarah Baynes

CEO, The Creative Garden

Portrait of Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette

Chairman, ITV

Portrait of Alex Beard

Alex Beard CBE

Chief Executive, Royal Opera House

Portrait of Jason Beattie

Jason Beattie

Head of Politics and Head of Campaigns, Daily Mirror

Portrait of Kelly Beaver

Kelly Beaver MBE


Shurwin Beckford

Showrunner, Series Producer and Producer / Director.