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.


Tim Bailey

Head of Practice, Xsite Architecture LLP

Jonathan Baillie

Founder, The EDGE of Existence, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist, National Geographic Society

Paul Bainsfair

Director General, IPA

Richard Baker

Former Chairman, Whitbread

Sam Baker

Journalist, writer, broadcaster, podcaster

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 South West London Integrated Care System

Gordon Banks

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

Mark Barber MBE

Planning Director, Radiocentre

Sir Brendan Barber

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

Paul Barber

Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman, Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club

David Barker

Internet and Social Entrepreneur

Richard Barker

Adviser and Investment Committee Member, Iona Capital

Kurt Barling

Investigative Journalist & Professor of Journalism

Keith Barr

Chief Executive Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group

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

Professor Ian J Bateman OBE

Professor of Environmental Economics and Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP) , University of Exeter

Toby Baxendale

Entrepreneur & Investor

Catherine Baxendale

Senior HR Consultant, Ayot Consultancy Ltd

Sarah Baynes

CEO, The Creative Garden

Sir Peter Bazalgette

Chairman, ITV

Alex Beard

Chief Executive, Royal Opera House

Jason Beattie

Head of Politics and Head of Campaigns, Daily Mirror

Shurwin Beckford

Creative Director and Producer

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

Chief Medical Officer, NHS Digital

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

Josh Berger

Chairman, Warner Bros.

Andrew Bernard

Director, National Careers Week & Director, Innovative Enterprise

Marco Bertozzi

Former Vice President, Spotify Europe

James Best

Chairman, Credos

Dean Beswick

Film and animation company founder, Gorilla Gorilla!

Lord James Bethell

Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health and Social Care

Daniel Beutler

Executive Business Coach & Non-Executive Director

Sir James Bevan

Chief Executive, Environment Agency

Delroy Beverley CCMI

Managing Director, Chairman & Non Executive Director

Professor Susan Bewley

Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Women's Health, King's College London

Ann Beynon

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

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