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.

Luke Hakes

Investment Director, Octopus Ventures

Andy Haldane

Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts (RSA) & Former Chief Economist, Bank of England

Chris Hale

Chair Emeritus, Travers Smith LLP

Lord Tony Hall

Former Director General, BBC

Simon Hall

Tutor in Creative Writing, Business, and Communication Skills, University of Cambridge

Wendy Hallett MBE

Founder & MD, Hallett Retail

Liam Halligan

Economics Commentator, Daily Telegraph

Ben Halls

Author, Dialogue Books

Jon Hammond

Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire & Motivational Speaker

Rt Hon Philip Hammond

Former MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer

James Hanbury

Non Executive Director, Former Deputy Chairman, Future plc and Co- founder, Incisive Media 

Rt Hon Matthew Hancock

MP & Former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Matthew Hannaway

Senior Director, Turner & Townsend

Rod Hansen

Chief Constable, Gloucestershire Constabulary

Sian Hansen

Group Chief Operating Officer for CT Group & Policy Think Tank & Business Director, Hansen Financial

David Harding

Chairman and Head of Research for Winton Capital

James Harding

Founder, Tortoise & Former Director of News & Current Affairs, BBC News

Baroness Dido Harding

Former Non Executive Chair of NHS Improvement

Robert Hardman

Journalist & Royal Documentary Maker, Daily Mail

Tim Harford OBE

Senior Columnist, Financial Times

Jonathan Harman

MD Royal Mail, MarketReach

David Harrigan

Former Vice President, Legal at Paramount Pictures

BJ Harrington

Chief Constable, Essex Police

Kathleen Harris

Partner, Arnold & Porter

Cassian Harrison

SVP Commissioning, BBC Studios & Channel Editor, BBC4

Patrick Harrison

Director of Reputation Management & Strategic Media Relations, Weber Shandwick

Dr. Andy Harter

Founder & CEO, RealVNC

Paddy Harverson

Co-Founder of Milltown Partners, Former Communications Secretary, Royal Family & Director of Communications, Manchester United

Peter Harvey

Former CEO of Barclays Corporate and Commercial Bank

Professor Richard Harvey

Professor of IT, Gresham College

Professor Jonathan Haskel

Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England

Chris Hawkins

Music Presenter, BBC Radio 6

Natalie Haynes

BBC Radio 4 Broadcaster & Author

James Hayr

Co-Founder, Brand Directors & Former Global Head of Partnerships, Endemol Shine Group

Rick Haythornthwaite

Chairman of Ocado and The AA, and Chair of The Creative Industries Federation

Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC

MP for North East Hertfordshire

Dan Healy

Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Karen Heaven

Managing Director, Investment Consulting, Redington

David Hellier

UK Business Writer at Bloomberg

Penny Weatherup

Human Resources Director, Volkswagen Group UK