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.

Professor Jonathan Valabhji OBE

National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England

Adam Vandermark

Commissioning Editor, News and Current Affairs, Channel 4

Nigel Vardy

International Mountaineer, Author & Speaker

John Vary

Futurologist, John Lewis Partnership

Jonathan Vaughan

Principal, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Paul Vaughan

Head of Perceptions and General Practice Nursing, NHS Improvement

Portrait of Ewan Venters

Ewan Venters

Global CEO, Hauser & Wirth & Former CEO, Fortnum & Mason

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Rupert Vereker

CEO, DIY Music Limited

Adam Vile

Head of Front Office Tehcnology, Glencore Energy.

Edward Vince

Creative Director, Airbnb

Louisa Vincent

Non-Executive Director, Ecofin US Renewables Infrastructure Investment Trust & Chair, Fight for Sight

Sarah Vine

Criminal Barrister

Suzanne Virdee

Journalist, Author & TV Presenter, Virdee Productions

Professor Sir Tejinder Virdee

Professor of Physics, Imperial College London

Tim Visser

Property Developer & Former Dutch Pro Rugby Player for Scotland

Marc Vlessing

CEO, Pocket

Caroline Voaden

CEO, Devon Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Services, Author, former MEP

Johannes von Stumm

President, Oxford Art Society

Julie Waddell

CEO & Founder, Moorish

Gavin Wade

Director and Artist-Curator, Eastside Projects

Chris Wade

Chief Marketing and Product Officer, Gamma Group

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.

Richard Wald

Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

Jenny Waldman

Director, Art Fund

Heather Walker

Director of Operations, Royal Opera House

Simon Walker

Former Director General, Institute of Directors

Richard Walker

Managing Director, Iceland

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Robin Walker

MP for Worcester

Sir Stephen Wall

Former Ambassador, Political Expert & Historian

Sir Peter Wall

CEO Amicus, and formerly Head of the British Army

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Andrew Wallace

Chair, Leathwaite

Fergus Walsh

Medical Correspondent, BBC

Jon Walsh

Co-Founder and Finance Director, Kambe Events

Paul Christopher Walton

Historian, Brand Strategist & Innovator

Gill Walton

Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM)

Sir Peter Wanless

CEO, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

Nigel Warburton

Philosopher & Podcaster

Annie Warburton

CEO & Creative Director, Cockpit Arts

Jon Wardle

Director, National Film and Television School

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Andrea Wareham

Former Chief People Officer, Pret A Manger