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.

Jim Coleman

UK CEO and Regional Lead North America, We Are Social

Sarah Coleman

Illustrator, Inkymole

Damian Collins

Member of Parliament for Folkestone & Hythe

Simon Collins

Founder, Gold Collins Associates & Serial Chairman and Board member

Claudine Collins

Managing Director UK, MediaCom

Robert Colvile

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

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

Clare Connor

Chief Executive, The Place

Nicola Cook

Chief Opportunity Officer & CEO, Company Shortcuts Ltd

Anna Cook

Managing Director - Service, BSkyB

Paula Cooper

Director, Consumer One, Toyota GB

Ben Cooper

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

Tracey Cooper

Executive Producer, Riff Raff Films

Pavita Cooper

Founder, More Difference

Zaki Cooper

Director of Philanthropy and Communications, Dorfman Family Office

Jason Cotterrell

Chief Operating Officer - Outdoor, Global

Ed Couchman

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

Mike Coupe

Former CEO, Sainsbury's

Sir Clive Cowdery

Founder, The Resolution Group

Ben Cowell OBE

Director General, Historic Houses Association

Dr Stewart Cowley

Fund Manager, Old Mutual Global Investors

Sarah Cowley

Head of Prosperity Fund Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Simon Cox

Investigations Editor, BBC Arabic

Professor Brian Cox

Particle Physicist & TV Presenter

David Cox

Sales Director, TrustFord

Diane Coyle CBE

Bennett Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Stuart Cresswell

Aftersales Director, TrustFord

John Cresswell

Non-Executive Director

Michael Crick

Political Correspondent, Mail Plus

Phil Critchlow

CEO & Founder, TBI Media

Professor Stuart Croft

Vice Chancellor and President, University of Warwick

Pippa Cross

Film Producer, CrossDay Productions

Tim Crow

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

David Cruickshank

Adviser, Board Member and Chair

Dr Nicholas Cullinan

Director, National Portrait Gallery

Andy Culpin

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

Edwina Currie

Writer, Broadcaster and Former MP

Deborah Curtis

Director, House of Fairy Tales

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

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

Neil Darlison

Director of Theatre, Arts Council England

Jeremy Darroch

Executive Chair, Sky Plc and Chairman, BITC

Pratik Dattani

MD, Economic Policy Group

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

Professor Dame Sally Davies

Master, Trinity College Cambridge & Former, Chief Medical Officer

Richard Davies

Chief of Staff at the London School of Economics Growth Commission

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