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.

James Butler

Layout Artist on Peppa Pig, at Karrot Animation

Andrew Butler

Head of Business & Commercial, Tanfield Chambers

Will Butler-Adams

MD, Brompton Bicycles Ltd

David Butter

Communications Expert & Speaker

Tracey Byer

Head of Client Development, UK Markets Corporate Solutions, JLL

Dorothy Byrne

President Murray Edwards College Cambridge University

Dr Dave Caesar

Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Senior Strategic Advisor Scottish Government

Gary Caldwell

Former Manager, Chesterfield Football Club

Johnny Cameron

Senior Advisor, Gleacher Shacklock

Alastair Campbell

Strategist, Author, Mental Health Campaigner

Sarah Campbell

Royal Correspondent, BBC

Fiona Campbell

Controller, BBC 3

Glenn Campbell

Politics Journalist and Presenter, BBC Scotland

Matthew Campbell-Hill

Emerging Technology, Strategy and Governance Adviser and charity founder

Sandy Canavan

Circuit Judge, Snaresbrook Crown Court

Dr Fran Cardells

Independent Adviser in Data Analytics Strategies, Allianz

Professor Nessa Carey

Scientist (academic and industrial) and author

Dr Henry Carleton

Founder & Non-Executive Director at Four Eyes Insight Ltd

Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs & Brexit, Chief Whip, MP for Orkney & Shetland

Tom Carney

Franchise Director Audi, Inchcape

Paul Carolan

Managing Director, Archipelo

Fiona Carragher

Director of Research and Influencing, Alzheimer’s Society

James Carroll

Film & TV Agent, Northbank Talent Management

Miranda Carter

Director of Provider Development NHS England and Improvement

Elizabeth Carter

Transformation Lead, NHS England and Improvement

Professor Paul Cartledge

AG Leventis Professor of Greek Culture

Hilary Carty

Director, Clore Leadership

Nicolas Cary

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, Blockchain

Margaret Casely-Hayford CBE

Chair of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Board member of the Co-Op, Trustee of the Radcliffe Foundation

Melanie Cassoff

Former Managing Director, Freelands Foundation

Rory Cellan-Jones

Founder, RCJ Media Ltd

Cassie Chadderton

Chief Executive, World Book Day

Lord Peter Chadlington

CEO, The Chadlington Consultancy Ltd

Jason Chaffer

Advisor to FTSE 100 CEOs, Manchester Square Partners

Baroness Shami Chakrabarti

Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

Tom Chalmers

Managing Director, Legend Times

Professor Nira Chamberlain OBE

President, The Mathematical Association & Visiting Professor, Loughborough University Mathematical Sciences Department

Louis Charalambous

Partner, Simons Muirhead & Burton

Jonathan Charles

Managing Director, Communications, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Dr Helen Charman

Director of Learning and National Programmes, Victoria & Albert Museum

Aaron Chatterley

Founder, Feelunique

Sir Ian Cheshire

Chair, Spire Healthcare & Former Chairman, Barclays UK and Chairman, Debenhams

Jean-Patrick Cheylan

Country Manager - Operations, Benelux, Tik Tok

Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan

Associate National Clinical Director for Children and Young People's Mental Health, NHS England

Matt Chorley

Editor, The Red Box - The Times

Professor Ian Christie

Visiting Professor in the History of Film and Media

Professor Fabio Ciravegna

Professor of Language and Knowledge Technologies, University of Sheffield

Tim Clark

Senior Group Advisor, Good Governance Group

Rt Hon Greg Clark

MP & Former Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Heather Clark Charrington

Director of Audiences, Southbank Centre & Former Director of Marketing and Communication, English National Ballet

Lucy Clayton

Author of "How To Go To Work" & Non-Excec, Community Clothing

Victoria Cleland

Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Innovation, Bank of England

Alan Clements

Managing Director, Two Rivers Media

Nigel Clifford

Former CEO, Ordnance Survey & Non-executive Director, Anite

Vanessa Clifford

Chief Executive at Royal Thames Yacht Club, Former CEO, Newsworks

Rita Clifton CBE

Portfolio Chairman & Director

Dr Martin Coath

Transdisciplinary Researcher, Communicator, and Lecturer (Plymouth University)

Yvonne Coghill

Director – WRES Implementation in NHS England, and deputy president of the RCN

Annabella Coldrick

Chief Executive, Music Managers Forum

Professor Michael Coleman

Professor of Toxicology, Aston University