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 Adam Marchall

Dr Adam Marshall CBE

Senior Advisor, HSBC, Non-Executive, UK Trade Remedies Authority & Former Director General, The British Chambers of Commerce

Clare Martin

HR Director, Jardine Motor Co

Iain Martin

Political Commentator

Adrian Masters

Political Editor at ITV Cymru Wales

Tessa Matchett

Group Head of Communications, ITV Studios

Peter Mather

Chair, BP Europe and Advisory Board Chair, Two Magnolias Venture Capital

Portrait of Rohit Mathu

Rohit Mathur

Partner, Digital Horizon at Venture Capital

Professor Paul Matts

Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble

Portrait of Sophia Matveeva

Sophia Matveeva

Tech Entrepreneur, Tech For Non-Techies

Portrait of Rachael Matzopoulos

Rachael Matzopoulos

Company Secretary, Gamma Group

Roger Mavity

Leading PR Businessman, Writer & Photographer

Kate Mavor

CEO, English Heritage

Liam Maxwell

Director, Government Transformation for Amazon Web Services & Former National Technology Adviser, UK Government

Mr Paul May

Director of Clinical Academic Development, University of Liverpool

Theresa May

MP for Maidenhead & Former Prime Minister

Sir Charlie Mayfield

Former Chairman of John Lewis Partnership

Paul Maynard

MP, Blackpool North and Cleveleys

Kate McAndrew

Communications expert & former journalist

Ian McAulay

Former CEO, Southern Water

Professor Bill McCaffrey

Emeritus Chair in Earth Sciences, University of Leeds

Dame Carolyn McCall

Chief Executive, ITV

Portrait of Aidan McClure

Aidan McClure

Founder & CCO, Wonderhood Studio & Former Executive Creative Director, BBC

Dominic McGonigal

Chairman, C8 Associates

Hilary McGrady

Director-General, National Trust

Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith

Chair, MindGym and Former CEO of Mitie

Andrew McGuinness

CEO, Ellipsis Entertainment & Former CEO, Freuds

Susie McKenna

Executive Creative Producer, Hackney Empire, Writer, Director, Actor

Portrait of Deborah McKenzie

Deborah McKenzie

Chief People Officer, NHS Blood and Transplant

Professor April McMahon

Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students, University of Manchester

Judith McNicol

Director, National Railway Museum

Professor Fiona McQueen CBE

Former Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland

Charlie McVeigh

Entrepreneur, Bunker Projects

Simon Megicks

Assistant Chief Constable, Norfolk Constabulary

Simon Mellor

Deputy Chief Executive, Arts & Culture

Professor Anand Menon

Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, ESRC UK in a Changing Europe

Lord Robert Mercer-Nairne

Writer / Businessman

Professor Linda Merrick CBE

Principal, Royal Northern College of Music

Nick Merriman

CEO, English Heritage

Isabelle Meyer

Group Functions Legal Director, Kingfisher plc & Former Deputy Group General Counsel, Just Eat

Andy Middleton

System-scale change maker for sustainable futures