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 Sarah Coleman painting a wall

Sarah Coleman

Illustrator, Inkymole

Simon Collins

Founder, Gold Collins Associates & Serial Chairman and Board member

Portrait of Claudine Collins

Claudine Collins

Managing Director UK, MediaCom

Portrait of Damian Collins

Damian Collins

Member of Parliament for Folkestone & Hythe

Portrait of Robert Colvile

Robert Colvile

Director, Centre for Policy Studies & Editor-in-Chief, CapX

Portrait of Louisa Compton

Louisa Compton

Head of News and Current Affairs, Specialist Factual, and Sport, Channel 4

Dan Connolly

Sports Marketing Executive, Consul Sports Club

Noreen Connolly

Managing Director, Beam

Portrait of Clare Connor

Clare Connor

Chief Executive, The Place

Anna Cook

Managing Director - Service, BSkyB

Portrait of Nicola Cook

Nicola Cook

Chief Opportunity Officer & CEO, Company Shortcuts Ltd

Zaki Cooper

Director of Philanthropy and Communications, Dorfman Family Office

Portrait of Pavita Cooper

Pavita Cooper

Founder, More Difference

Portrait of Paula Cooper

Paula Cooper

Director, Consumer One, Toyota GB

Tracey Cooper

Executive Producer, Riff Raff Films

Ben Cooper

Group Director, Content and Music, Bauer Media Group & Former Controller, BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 1Xtra

Portrait of Jason Cotterrell

Jason Cotterrell

Chief Operating Officer - Outdoor, Global

Portrait of Ed Couchman

Ed Couchman

Head of Sales, UK & Northern Europe, Spotify & Former General Manager, Snap Inc.

Portrait of Mike Coupe

Mike Coupe

Former CEO, Sainsbury's

Portrait of Clive Cowdery

Sir Clive Cowdery

Founder, The Resolution Group

Ben Cowell OBE

Director General, Historic Houses Association

Portrait of Sarah Cowley

Sarah Cowley

Head of Prosperity Fund Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Portrait of Doctor Stewart Cowley

Dr Stewart Cowley

Fund Manager, Old Mutual Global Investors

Simon Cox

Investigations Editor, BBC Arabic

Portrait of David Cox

David Cox

Sales Director, TrustFord

Portrait of Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox

Particle Physicist & TV Presenter

Portrait of Dame Diane Coyle CBE

Dame Diane Coyle CBE

Bennett Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Stuart Cresswell

Aftersales Director, TrustFord

Portrait of John Cresswell

John Cresswell

Non-Executive Director

Portrait of Michael Crick

Michael Crick

Political Correspondent, Mail Plus

Portrait of Phil Critchlow

Phil Critchlow

CEO & Founder, TBI Media

Portrait of Professor Stuart Croft

Professor Stuart Croft

Vice Chancellor and President, University of Warwick

Portrait of Pippa Cross

Pippa Cross

Film Producer, CrossDay Productions

Tim Crow

Sports and esports Consultant, Non Executive Director, Writer and Producer

Portrait of David Cruickshank

David Cruickshank

Adviser, Board Member and Chair

Portrait of Doctor Nicholas Cullinan

Dr Nicholas Cullinan

Director, National Portrait Gallery

Andy Culpin

Creative Director, 110% Content & Former MD, 12 Yard Productions

Portrait of Edwina Currie

Edwina Currie

Writer, Broadcaster and Former MP

Portrait of Deborah Curtis

Deborah Curtis

Director, House of Fairy Tales

Portrait of Ella d'Amato

Ella d’Amato

Managing Director, Investment and CMO, True & Former Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer, Not on the High Street

Bruce Daisley

Former Vice President for Europe, Twitter

Spencer Dale

Group Chief Economist at BP, Former Private Secretary at the Bank of England

Portrait of Mark Damazer

Mark Damazer

Master of St Peter's College, University of Oxford & Former Controller, BBC Radio 4 and 7

Chris Darling

Managing Director, Darling Associates

Sophie Darlington

Wildlife Cinematographer

Portrait of Neil Darlison

Neil Darlison

Director of Theatre, Arts Council England

Sir Jeremy Darroch

Executive Chair, Sky Plc and Chairman, BITC

Portrait of Pratik Dattani

Pratik Dattani

MD, Economic Policy Group

Portrait of Marcus Davey

Marcus Davey

Chief Executive and Artistic Director, The Roundhouse

Sir Martin Davidson

Chairman of the Great Britain China Centre

Tim Davie CBE

Director-General of the BBC & Board Member of Creative Industries Federation

Portrait of Professor Dame Sally Davies

Professor Dame Sally Davies DBE FRS FMedSci

Master, Trinity College Cambridge & Former, Chief Medical Officer

Portrait of Richard Davies

Richard Davies

Chief of Staff at the London School of Economics Growth Commission

Portrait of Lord Mervyn Davies

Lord Mervyn Davies

Partner and Chairman, Corsair Capital

Steve Davies

CEO, Advertising Producers Association

Chris Daw KC

King's Counsel (Barrister), Lincoln House Chambers, Author and Broadcaster

Hilton Dawson

Founder, Northumbria People & Former MP

Portrait of Doctor Jon Day

Dr Jon Day

Writer, Literary Critic, Academic, King's College London