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.

Chris Daw KC

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

Hilton Dawson

Founder, Northumbria People & Former MP

Portrait of Fiona Dawson

Fiona Dawson

Former Global President Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers

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

Brandie Deignan

Chief Executive Officer, Pier Health Group, Former Managing Director, Marco Pierre White Restaurants

Portrait of David Dein MBE

David Dein MBE

Former Chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association

Portrait of Jo Delahunty QC

Jo Delahunty KC

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

Pawan Dhir

Board Member & Treasurer, The Brilliant Club & Former Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Accounting & Controlling, UBS

Portrait of Professor Sir Ian Diamond

Professor Sir Ian Diamond

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

Yasmin Diamond

Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Portrait of Michelle Dickson

Michelle Dickson

Director, Strategy, Arts Council England

Brett Dixon

President, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Portrait of Doctor Jennifer Dixon

Dr Jennifer Dixon CBE

CEO, The Health Foundation

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

Sir Martin Donnelly

Former Permanent Secretary of UK Business and Trade departments; former Managing Director of Boeing UK

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 Nipa Doshi

Nipa Doshi

Cofounder of Doshi Levien, Furniture Designer & Colour Specialist

Portrait of Jasmine Dotiwala

Jasmine Dotiwala

Broadcaster, Producer, Director and Columnist

Portrait of Sarah Douglas

Sarah Douglas

Global Brand Director, Essity & Former CEO, AMV BBDO

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

Richard Duncalf OBE JP

Entrepreneur, LGBT Campaigner and Former LibDem Advisor and Party Treasurer, Chairman, Hervia Group

Portrait of Kevin Dunckley

Kevin Dunckley

Chief Sustainability & Innovation Officer, HH Global

Portrait of Ian Dunn

Ian Dunn

Chief Operating Officer, PlantLife

Portrait of Mat Dunn

Mathew Dunn

CFO, Gymshark & Former CFO and COO, ASOS

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

Portrait of John Dyson

The Rt. Hon. Lord John Dyson

Retired Master of the Rolls (President of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and Head of Civil Justice)