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.


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

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

Judith Shekoni

Actress & CEO, Global WPM

Clive Sheldon

Queen's Counsel

Professor John Shepherd

Professor of Oceanography & Climate Change, University of Southampton

Piers Shepperd

Technical Director, Wonder Works Limited

Mark Sherwood

VFX Producer

Chris Sherwood

Chief Executive, RSPCA

Mitesh Sheth

CEO, Redington

Alistair Shields

Group Commercial Services Director, VW Group

Rachel Short

Former Director, YSC

Anand Shukla

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

Romano Sidoli

Former Managing Director, NME – Time Inc. (UK) Ltd

Dr Jeremy Silver

CEO, Digital Catapult

Jessica Simor QC

Barrister, Matrix Chambers

Moira Sinclair

Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Former Board Member of the Arts Council

Harjot Singh

Chief Strategy Officer, Europe & UK, McCann Worldgroup

Sanjay Singhal

CEO, Voltage TV Productions

Colin Skellet OBE

Group Chief Executive, Wessex Water

James Ski

Founder, Sales Confidence & Chief Revenue Officer, Opogo

Lucy Skilbeck

Director of Actor Training, RADA

Jon Slade

Chief Commercial Officer, Financial Times

Rebecca Smart

Managing Director, Ebury Publishing (Penguin Random House UK)

Edward Smith

General Counsel, Telefonica UK Limited (O2)

Graeme Smith

COO, Sizmek & Managing Director, Amazon Development Centre Scotland

Phil Smith

Director of Sport, Sport England

Amy Smith

Head of Talent, Framestore

Dr Gregor Smith

Interim Chief Medical Officer , Scottish Government

Alistair Smith

Editor, The Stage

Lord Chris Smith

Master of Pembroke College, Peer, former MP and Cabinet Minister

Jon Smith

Former CEO, First Artist

Grahame Smith

General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress

Professor Sir Steve Smith

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Exeter

Penny Smith

Broadcaster & Journalist

Peter Smithers


Arthur Snell

Managing Director, Actagon Limited & Former UK High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago

Dan Snow

Historian & Broadcaster, BBC

Dame Cilla Snowball

Former Group Executive, AMV BBDO

Rupert Soames OBE

Group Chief Executive

Samira Sohail

Product Director, Newsela

Lord Clive Soley

Member of the House of Lords and former MP

Alistair Spalding

Chief Executive & Artistic Director, Sadler's Wells

Patrick Spence

Head of Drama, Tiger Aspect and Managing Director, Fifty Fathoms

Philip Spence

Chief Operating Officer, The British Library

Matthew Spencer

Head of Public Sector Sales, Telefonica UK