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.


Hannah Rothschild

British writer, philanthropist and documentary filmmaker

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell

Vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester

Josie Rourke

Film and Theatre Director

Naomi Rovnick

Live News Reporter, Financial Times

Andy Rubin MA MBA CCMI

Chairman, Pentland Brands plc

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

Phil Rumbol

Founder, 101London & Executive Partner, MullenLowe

Alderman William Russell

Lord Mayor of the City of London 2019-2020

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

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 Environmental, Social and Governance, FCA

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

Adrian Sanders

Former MP

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

Professor of Economics and Public Policy, 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

Thomas Schönberg

Executive Producer, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd

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