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.


Chris Hale

Chair Emeritus, Travers Smith LLP

Lord Tony Hall

Director General, BBC

Simon Hall

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

Wendy Hallett

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

Elise Hammond

Engineering Student, UTC Reading

James Hanbury

Deputy Chairman, Future plc & Former Director, Incisive Media

Rt Hon Matthew Hancock

MP & Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

David Handley

MD for London, Veracity Worldwide

Matthew Hannaway

Senior Director, Turner & Townsend

Sian Hansen

Group Chief Operating Officer for C|T Group & Policy Think Tank & Business Director, Hansen Financial

Rod Hansen

Chief Constable, Gloucestershire Constabulary

Baroness Dido Harding

Non Executive Chair of NHS Improvement

James Harding

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

David Harding

Chairman and Head of Research for Winton Capital

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

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

Uzma Hasan

Film Producer, Little House Productions

Professor Jonathan Haskel

Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England

Chris Hawkins

Music Presenter, BBC Radio 6

Roger Hawkins

Senior Partner & Architect, Hawkins/Brown

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 Mastercard International, Centrica and Chair of The Creative Industries Federation

Tony Hayward

Former CEO, Genel Energy

Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC

MP for North East Hertfordshire

Karen Heaven

Managing Director, Investment Consulting, Redington

David Hellier

UK Business Writer at Bloomberg

Neil Hemington

Chief Planner, Welsh Government

Giles Henderson

Former Master of Pembroke College

Professor Noreena Hertz

Academic, Economist, Author

Stephen Hester

CEO, RSA Insurance

Martin Hewitt

Chair, National Police Chiefs' Council

Pete Higgin

Director of Enrichment, Punchdrunk

Professor Dame Julia Higgins

Emeritus Professor of Polymer Science, Imperial College London

Charlotte Higgins

Chief Culture Writer , Guardian

Stephanie Hilborne

Chief Executive, Women in Sport

Stephanie Hilborne OBE

Chief Executive, Women in Sport

Julie Hill

Chair, WRAP

Lindsey Hilsum

International Editor, Channel 4 News

Claire Hilton

Managing Director - Brand & Insight, Barclays

Tim Hincks

Founder, Expectation Entertainment

James Hind

CEO, Carwow

Anya Hindmarch

Chairman, Anya Hindmarch

Ian Hislop

Editor, Private Eye

Vidar Hjardeng MBE

Diversity Consultant, ITV News

David Hoare

Chairman, Teenager Cancer Trust