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 Pippa Cross

Pippa Cross

Film Producer, CrossDay Productions

Portrait of Tim Crow

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 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

Portrait of Spencer Dale

Spencer Dale

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

Chris Darling

Managing Director, Darling Associates

On location portrait of Sophie Darlington

Sophie Darlington

Wildlife Cinematographer

Portrait of Neil Darlison

Neil Darlison

Director of Theatre, Arts Council England

Portrait of Sir Jeremy Darroch

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

Portrait of Sir Martin Davidson

Sir Martin Davidson

Chairman of the Great Britain China Centre

Portrait of Tim Davie CBE

Tim Davie CBE

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

Portrait of Richard Davies

Richard Davies

Chief of Staff at the London School of Economics Growth Commission

Portrait of Steve Davies

Steve Davies

CEO, Advertising Producers Association

Portrait of Lord Mervyn Davies

Lord Mervyn Davies

Partner and Chairman, Corsair Capital

Portrait of Professor Dame Sally Davies

Professor Dame Sally Davies DBE FRS FMedSci

Master, Trinity College Cambridge & Former, Chief Medical Officer

Chris Daw KC

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

Portrait of Fiona Dawson

Fiona Dawson

Former Global President Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers

Hilton Dawson

Founder, Northumbria People & Former MP

Portrait of Doctor Jon Day

Dr Jon Day

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

Portrait of Tracy De Groose

Tracy De Groose

Former Executive Chair, Newsworks & Former CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland

Portrait of David Dein MBE

David Dein MBE

Former Chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association

Portrait of Jo Delahunty QC

Jo Delahunty QC

Gresham Professor of Law, Gresham College

Portrait of Professor Anne Dell

Professor Anne Dell

Professor of Carbohydrate Biochemistry, &Former Head of Life Sciences at Imperial College London

Portrait of Hugh Dennis

Hugh Dennis

Actor & Writer

Portrait of Simon Derungs

Simon Derungs

Former Head of Marketing Communications, BT Group

Yonca Dervişoğlu

CMO EMEA, Google

Portrait of Sir Stephen Deuchar CBE

Sir Stephen Deuchar CBE

Former Director, Art Fund and Tate Britain

Bob Dewar

Former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Madagascar

Portrait of Rajeeb Dey

Rajeeb Dey

CEO, Learnerbly

Portrait of Professor Sir Ian Diamond

Professor Sir Ian Diamond

Chair, Plan International & Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen

Portrait of Michelle Dickson

Michelle Dickson

Director, Strategy, Arts Council England

Portrait of Doctor Jennifer Dixon

Dr Jennifer Dixon CBE

CEO, The Health Foundation

Brett Dixon

President, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Portrait of Philip Dobree

Philip Dobree

CEO, Jellyfish Pictures

Portrait of Professor Dame Athene Donald

Professor Dame Athene Donald

Master of Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Portrait of Sir Martin Donnelly

Sir Martin Donnelly

Former Managing Director, Boeing UK & Former Acting Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade

Portrait of Tom Dore

Tom Dore

Education Director, British Esports Association

Portrait of Sir Lloyd Dorfman

Sir Lloyd Dorfman

Chairman, Prince's Trust International

Portrait of Jasmine Dotiwala

Jasmine Dotiwala

Broadcaster, Producer, Director and Columnist

Portrait of Sarah Douglas

Sarah Douglas


Portrait of Pamela Dow

Pamela Dow

Exec Director, Government Skills & Curriculum Unit & Former Director, Cabinet Office, Brexit Readiness Unit

Portrait of Terri Duhon

Terri Duhon

Board Member, Morgan Stanley, Wise plc & Rathbones, Associate Fellow, The Said Business School, Oxford University

Portrait of Kevin Dunckley

Kevin Dunckley

Chief Sustainability & Innovation Officer, HH Global

Portrait of Ian Dunn

Ian Dunn

Chief Operating Officer, PlantLife

Portrait of Sir Jan du Plessis

Sir Jan du Plessis

Chairman, Financial Reporting Council & Former Chairman, BT Group

Portrait of Sandeep Dwesar

Sandeep Dwesar

Former Joint Interim Managing Director, Barbican Centre

Portrait of Jane Dyball

Jane Dyball

Former CEO, MPA Group, Founder Laffittes Ltd

Ben Dyson

Interim Programme Director, NHS People Plan

Bill Eagles

Film and TV Director

Portrait of Professor The Right Honourable Sir David Edward

Professor The Right Honourable Sir David Edward KCMG KC FRSE

Lawyer, Professor and Former Judge, Court of Justice of the European Communities

Portrait of Doctor Alistair Edwards

Dr Alistair Edwards

Honorary Fellow in Computer Science, University of York

Portrait of Russ Edwards

Russ Edwards

Project Director, Clarion Housing Group. Former Design and Technical Director - Residential, Lendlease Europe

Portrait of Professor Martin Elliott

Professor Martin Elliott

Children's Heart Surgeon and Provost, Gresham College

Portrait of Francis Elliott

Francis Elliott

Editor, The House Magazine