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.

Sophie Wilson

Director of IC Design, Broadcom

Professor David Wilson

Professor of Human Developmental Genetics, USH

Marcus Wilson

Executive Producer, Fifty Fathoms Productions

Duncan Wilson CBE

Chief Executive, Historic England

Hannah Wilson

Director, Diverse Educators

Richard Wilson

Chief Executive Officer, Interactive Investor

Portrait of Robert Winder

Robert Winder

Trustee, Migration Museum & Author

Lisa Winward

Chief Constable, North Yorkshire Police

Anna Wiseman

former Head of Global Ecosystem, Spektrix, current Head Of Partnerships, Lightful Solutions

Christian Wolmar

Journalist & Historian

Professor Miranda Wolpert MBE

Head of Mental Health Priority Area, Wellcome Trust & Professor at UCL

Ansel Wong CBE

Consultant, Community Activist & Former Chair, Notting Hill Carnival Board

Dr Sarah Wood OBE

Digital Entrepreneur, Investor, and Author of Stepping Up

Leanne Wood

Former Leader of Plaid Cymru and Assembly Member for the Rhondda

Stephen Woodford

CEO, Advertising Association

Mark Woods

Journalist and Broadcaster

Rob Woodward

Chair, Met Office & Former CEO, STV Group PLC & Trustee, NESTA

Sally Woodward Gentle

CEO of Sid Gentle Films Ltd and Executive Producer

Andrew Woolfenden

UK Distribution & Fulfilment Director, Tesco

Arnon Woolfson

Marketing & Production & Senior Board Advisor, Polar Music Prize

Stephen Woolley

Producer, Director & Co-Founder, Number 9 Films

Sir Chris Wormald

Permanent Secretary, Department of Health and Social Care

James Worrall

Founder and CEO, Leaders in Sport

Roger Wright CBE

Chief Executive, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Tom Wright CBE

CEO, Guide Dogs

Matt Wrigley

Marketing Director, Jardine Motor Co

Derek Wyatt

Editor at Large, Atlantic Books & Director, Digital Policy Alliance

Dr Wanda Wyporska

Former CEO, Black Equity Organisation & Former Chief Executive Officer, Society of Genealogists

Robert Yates

Assistant Editor/Analysis & Comment Editor, The Observer

Philip Yea

Chairman of Greene King plc

Dr Shefaly Yogendra

Non-Executive Director/ Governance, Risk, Tech, and Decision Making Specialist

Peter York

Writer & Broadcaster and Co-Founder, SRU Consultancy Firm

Shahzad Younas

Founder and CEO, Muzmatch

Baroness Lola Young

Independent Life Peer & Consultant

Patrick Younge

Non-Executive Director, ITV Studios Ltd and Former Chief Creative Officer, BBC Production

Portrait of Rachel Younger

Rachel Younger

ITV News Correspondent

Adam Zamoyski

Historian and Author

Margarita Ziborova

Head of People & Culture, East West Railway Company

Richard Zubrick

Chief Product & Technology Officer

Portrait of Mariam Zulfiqar

Mariam Zulfiqar

Director, Artangel