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.


Dr Ulinka Rublack

Reader in Early Modern European History, University of Cambridge

Roland Rudd

Chairman & Founder of Finsbury

Peter Rudge

Founder and Chair, Platform & Associate Professor of Motion Picture Industries, Staffordshire University

Hephzibah Rudofsky

Speaker on the Holocaust

David Rule

Executive Director, Insurance Supervision, Bank of England

Matt Rumble

Managing Director, Inchcape Fleet Solutions

Phil Rumbol

Founder, 101London & Executive Partner, MullenLowe

Dame Philippa Russell

Vice President, Carers UK & Former Chair, Standing Commission on Carers & Senior Policy Advisor

Richard Russell

Chief Operating Officer, Arts Council England

Mark Russell

Chief Executive, The Children's Society

Nicola Rutt

Architect and Partner, HawkinsBrown Architects

Alec Ryrie

Professor of the History of Christianity, University of Durham

Sacha Sadan

Director of Corporate Governance, Legal & General Investment Management

Reemah Sakaan

Group Director, ITV SVOD (BritBox)

Fatima Salaria

Head of Specialist Factual, Channel 4

Rt Hon Lord Philip Sales

Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Sir Anthony Salz

Governor, Wellington Academy Trust

CeCe Sammy

Vocal Coach & TV Presenter

Paul Samuels

Executive Vice President, AEG

Hayley Sanderson

Vocalist on Strictly Come Dancing

Philippe Sands QC

Lawyer, Matrix Chambers & Professor of International Law

Sathnam Sanghera

Author & Journalist, The Times

Joanna Santinon

Partner, Ernst & Young

Lord James Sassoon

Executive Director, Matheson & Co.

Elham Saudi

Director, Lawyers for Justice in Libya

Christopher Saul

Former Senior Partner, Slaughter & May

Amanda Saunders

Director of Development and Enterprises, Royal Opera House

Nicola Saunders

Director of Business Improvement & Innovation, Arts Council England & Former Head of Publishing, Rights & Images, National Portrait Gallery

Ben Saunders

Polar Explorer

Will Saunders

Consultant, Executive Producer & Former Creative Director Digital, BBC

Roz Savage MBE

Ocean Rower and Environmental Advocate

Mark Savage

Director - UK Head of Project Controls, Turner & Townsend

Julian Sawyer

Managing Director of the UK and Europe, Gemini

Kathleen Saxton

Founder, The Lighthouse Company

Professor Kimberley Scharf

Head of the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham

Sandra Schembri

CEO, Nordoff Robbins UK

Melanie Scheuer

Group HR Director, STA Travel

Aki Schilz

Director, The Literary Consultancy

Tom Scholar

Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury

Sarah Scholefield

CEO,UK & Ireland, Grayling Communications

Martin Scicluna

Chairman & Director, RSA Insurance Group & NED, J Sainsbury plc

Bryan Scott

Former Marketing Director, Znaptag

Baroness Ros Scott

Member of The House of Lords

Jenny Scott

Founder Partner, Apella & Former Executive Director of Communications, Bank of England

Elisabeth Scott

Independent Non-Executive Director, Fidelity Investment Trust

Jonny Searle MBE

Coach, Mentor and Consultant

Anne Sebba

Journalist & Author

Matt Segal

General Manager, Frederick's

Duncan Selbie

Chief Executive, Public Health England

Sir Anthony Seldon

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, Political Historian, Author

Roderick Seligman

Managing Director, World Productions

Robert Senior

Non-Executive Chairman, Boys and Girls & Former CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi

Dame Minouche Shafik

Director of the London School of Economics

Ritula Shah

Presenter, BBC

Jonathan Shalit

Chairman, InterTalent Rights Group

Professor David Sharp

Head of the School of Engineering and Innovation & Professor of Musical Acoustics

Ben Shaw

Head of Strategy, Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Susannah Shaw

CEO, Curzon Community Cinema