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.


Mark Russell

Chief Executive, The Children's Society

Mark Russell

Chief Executive, The Children's Society

Nicola Rutt

Architect & Director, Studio Multi

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

Managing Director, Naked Television Ltd & Former 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

Nick Samuels

Head of Manager Research, Redington

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

President, China-Britain Business Council & Former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

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

Mark Savage

Director - UK Head of Project Controls, Turner & Townsend

Julian Sawyer

Managing Director of the UK and Europe, Gemini

Kathleen Saxton

Executive Vice President and Managing Director, MediaLink

Professor Kimberley Scharf

Head of the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham

Sandra Schembri

CEO, Nordoff Robbins UK

Melanie Scheuer

Global Human Resources Director, Thunes & Former 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

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

Former 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

Susannah Shaw

CEO, Curzon Community Cinema

Chris Shaw

Editorial Director, ITN Productions

Judith Shekoni

Actress & CEO, Global WPM

Clive Sheldon

Queen's Counsel

Professor John Shepherd

Emeritus Professor of Earth System Science, University of Southampton

Piers Shepperd

Technical Director, Wonder Works Limited

Chris Sherwood

Chief Executive, RSPCA

Mitesh Sheth

CEO, Redington

Alistair Shields

Group Commercial Services Director, VW Group

Rachel Short

Director, Why Women Work & Former Director, YSC

William Shu

Founder and CEO, Deliveroo.com

Anand Shukla

Student, Kings College London & Former Chief Executive, The Brightside Trust