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.


Sam Baker

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

Christopher Baker

Director, European and Scottish Art and Portraiture, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Hasan Bakhshi

Executive Director, Creative Economy and Data Analytics, Nesta

Peter Bale

Principal, Peter Bale Media Ltd

Ed Balls

Senior Fellow at Harvard University Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Visiting Professor to the Policy Institute at King’s College London, and Chairman of Norwich City Football Club

Maria Balshaw

Director, Tate

Millie Banerjee

Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant

Gordon Banks

Company Founder and Director, Cartmore Building Supply Co & Former Member of Parliament

Mark Barber MBE

Planning Director, Radiocentre

Sir Brendan Barber

Chair, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Council

Richard Barker

Adviser and Investment Committee Member, Iona Capital

Dame Kate Barker

Business Economist

David Barker

Internet and Social Entrepreneur

Kurt Barling

Investigative Journalist & Professor of Journalism

Phoebe Barter

Group Brand Management Director, Barclays and Barclaycard

Jamie Bartlett

Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos

Paul J Bartram

Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase

Matthew Barwell

Chief Marketing Officer at Britvic Soft Drinks

Paul Bashir

President and COO, Roundill Capital

Judith Batchelar

Director of Brand, Sainsbury's

Toby Baxendale

Entrepreneur & Investor

Catherine Baxendale

Senior HR Consultant, Ayot Consultancy Ltd

Sarah Baynes

CEO, The Creative Garden

Alex Beard

Chief Executive, Royal Opera House

Jason Beattie

Head of Politics and Head of Campaigns, Daily Mirror

Elaine Bedell

Chief Executive, Southbank Centre

Hadley Beeman

Chief Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, Department of Health

Dr Anna Beer

Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford

Professor John Bell

Emeritus Professor of Law and Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College

Professor Jonathan Benger

National Clinical Director for Urgent Care, NHS England

Professor Richard Benham

Founder, Cyber4Schools

Baroness Natalie Bennett

Peer & Former Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales

Peter Bennett-Jones

TV Producer and Agent

Sara Bennison

Chief Marketing Officer, Nationwide

Joumanna Bercetche

Journalist & Anchor, CNBC

Andrew Bernard

Director, National Careers Week & Director, Innovative Enterprise

Marco Bertozzi

Vice President, Spotify Europe

James Best

Chairman, Credos

Dean Beswick

Film and animation company founder, Gorilla Gorilla!

Lord James Bethell

Member of the House of Lords

Daniel Beutler

Executive Business Coach & Non-Executive Director

Sir James Bevan

Chief Executive, Environment Agency

Delroy Beverley

Executive Director

Professor Susan Bewley

Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Women’s Health

Ann Beynon

Senior Adviser Welsh Affairs for Severn Trent Water and Former Director, BT Wales

Nina Bibby

Marketing & Consumer Director, O2

Lord (Karan) Bilimoria

Co-Founder & Chairman, Cobra Beer

Roz Bird

Commercial Director, Silverstone Park

Matthew Bird

TV Drama Producer

Harbinder Birdi

Partner and Head of Infrastructure at Hawkins Brown Architects

Sir Win Bischoff

Former Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council and Chairman of JP Morgan Securities plc

Alan Bishop

CEO, Creative Industries Federation

Branko Bjelobaba

Finance and Engaging in Democracy Speaker

Professor Dame Carol Black

Former Principal of Newnham College Cambridge

Karen Blackett OBE

UK Country Manager, WPP and Chairwoman, MediaCom UK

Ian Blackford

MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Baroness Tessa Blackstone

Labour Peer & Former Vice Chancellor

Mike Blair

Head of Consumer & Current Affairs, Multistory Media, ITV