SPEAKER DIRECTORY

 

Welcome to our 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.

 

David Aaronovitch

Journalist, The Times & Chair, Index on Censorship

Gisela Abbam

Chair, British Science Association

Sereena Abbassi

Worldwide Head of Culture & Inclusion, M&C Saatchi

Joanna Abeyie

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Hyden Talent

Dr. Funke Abimbola MBE

Solicitor, Business Leader and Diversity Campaigner

Daniel Adams

Executive Director, Mary's Meals UK

Leigh Adams

Director Education and Skills, British Film Institute

Professor Dawn Ades CBE FBA

Emeritus Professor, History of Art, University of Essex

Ahmet Ahmet

Outreach Director, The Stage

Anjana Ahuja

Award-Winning Science Journalist

Alex Aiken

Executive Director, Government Communications

Peter Aitchison

Director of Communications and Public Affairs, University of Glasgow

Professor Robert Akid

BP/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Corrosion & Materials, University of Manchester

Simon Albury MBE

Chair, Campaign for Broadcasting Equality

Kathleen Alder

Managing Director, WildKat PR

Sir Rod Aldridge

Founder, Capita & Chairman, Aldridge Foundation

Douglas Alexander

Former MP & Former Shadow Foreign Secretary

Rushanara Ali

MP for Bethnal Green & Bow

Tim Allan

Former Group Managing Director, Portland

Mark Allan

CEO, St. Modwen Properties

Dr Brian Allen

Chairman, Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox

Kenton Allen

CEO, Big Talk Productions

James Allen

Visual Effects Supervisor and Founder, Time Based Arts

Sonita Alleyne OBE

Master, Jesus College, University of Cambridge; Member, BBC Trust & Co-Founder, Somethin' Else

David Allison

Managing Director, Getmyfirstjob.co.uk

Professor Richard Alston

Lecturer in Roman History, Royal Holloway, University of London

Sharon Ament

Director, Museum of London

Ruhul Amin

Chief Architect, Onfido

Mohammed Amin MBE

Former Partner at PwC and Co-Chair of the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester

Margaret Ammon

Chief Risk Officer, M&G Investments

Kieran Amos

Chief Fire Officer, Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service

David Amos

Head of Regional Structured Finance, Scotland RBS

Professor Martyn Amos

Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University

Sir Roy Anderson

Professor of Epidemiology, Imperial College London & Former Chief Scientific Advisor, MoD

Jenny Anderson

Finance & Education Reporter, Quartz

Keith Anderson

Chief Corporate Officer, ScottishPower

Iain Anderson

Executive Chairman, Cicero Group

Julia Angeles

Investment Manager, Baillie Gifford

Dame Mary Archer

Chairman, Science Museum Group

Xylo Aria

Founder, Music Production for Women

Lucy Armstrong

CEO, The Alchemists

Georgia Arnold

Senior Vice President, Viacom International Media Networks

Chris Arnold

Creative Partner & Founder, Creative Orchestra Advertising

Robert Arnott

Director of Strategy, Social Mobility & Disadvantage, Department for Education

Matt Ash

Director of Learning & Performance, Media Zoo

Professor John Ashton

Former President of the Faculty of Public Health

Dr Terry Aspray

Consultant Physician and University Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Keith Attwood

Former CEO, E2V & Former Chair, Employment and Skills Board, CBI

Tom Attwood

Chairman, Hg Capital LLP

Mark Austen

Former Chairman, LV=

Richard Aylard CVO

Sustainability Director, Thames Water

Peter Ayton

Department of Psychology Associate Dean Research | School of Arts and Social Sciences, City University London

Karen Bach

Chairman, Amino Technologies & Non-Exec Director (Multi-Sector)

Rachel Bacon

Assistant Chief Constable, Northumbria Police

Julian Baggini

Editor-in-Chief, The Philosophers' Magazine

Tim Bailey

Partner, Xsite Architecture LLP

David Bailey

Executive Director for International Banks Supervision, Bank of England

Paul Bainsfair

Director General, IPA

Richard Baker

Former Chairman, Whitbread

Sam Baker

Co-founder, The Pool & Former Editor-in-Chief, Red & Cosmopolitan