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 Chris Hale

Chris Hale

Chair Emeritus, Travers Smith LLP

Portrait of Lord Tony Hall

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

Portrait of Liam Halligan

Liam Halligan

Economics Commentator, Daily Telegraph

Ben Halls

Author, Dialogue Books

Portrait of Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond

Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire & Motivational Speaker

Portrait of Philip Hammond

Rt Hon Philip Hammond

Former MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer

Portrait of James Hanbury

James Hanbury

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

Portrait of Matthew Hancock

Rt Hon Matthew Hancock

MP & Former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Portrait of Matthew Hannaway

Matthew Hannaway

Senior Director, Turner & Townsend

Sian Hansen

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

Portrait of Chief Constable Rod Hansen

Rod Hansen

Chief Constable, Gloucestershire Constabulary

Baroness Dido Harding

Former Non Executive Chair of NHS Improvement

Portrait of James Harding

James Harding

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

Portrait of David Harding

David Harding

Chairman and Head of Research for Winton Capital

Portrait of Robert Hardman

Robert Hardman

Journalist & Royal Documentary Maker, Daily Mail

Tim Harford OBE

Senior Columnist, Financial Times

Portrait of Jonathan Harman

Jonathan Harman

MD Royal Mail, MarketReach

Portrait of David Harrigan

David Harrigan

Former Vice President, Legal at Paramount Pictures

Ben-Julian Harrington

Chief Constable, Essex Police

Portrait of Kathleen Harris

Kathleen Harris

Partner, Arnold & Porter

Cassian Harrison

SVP Commissioning, BBC Studios & Channel Editor, BBC4

Portrait of Patrick Harrison

Patrick Harrison

Partner, Highgate

Portrait of Doctor Andy Harter

Dr. Andy Harter

Founder & CEO, RealVNC

Portrait of Paddy Harverson

Paddy Harverson

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

Portrait of Peter Harvey

Peter Harvey

Former CEO of Barclays Corporate and Commercial Bank

Portrait of Richard Harvey

Professor Richard Harvey

Professor of IT, Gresham College

Portrait of Professor Jonathan Haskel

Professor Jonathan Haskel

Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England

Portrait of Chris Hawkins

Chris Hawkins

Music Presenter, BBC Radio 6

Portrait of Natalie Haynes

Natalie Haynes

BBC Radio 4 Broadcaster & Author

Portrait of James Hayr

James Hayr

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

Portrait of Rick Haythornthwaite

Rick Haythornthwaite

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

Portrait of Sir Oliver Heald

Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC

MP for North East Hertfordshire

Portrait of Dan Healy

Dan Healy

Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Portrait of Karen Heaven

Karen Heaven

Managing Director, Investment Consulting, Redington

Portrait of David Hellier

David Hellier

UK Business Writer at Bloomberg

Portrait of Penny Weatherup

Penny Weatherup

Human Resources Director, Volkswagen Group UK