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.


Leanne Wood

Former Leader of Plaid Cymru and Assembly Member for the Rhondda

Stephen Woodford

CEO, Advertising Association

Mark Woods

Journalist and Broadcaster

Sam Woods

Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority at The Bank of England

Rob Woodward

Chair, Met Office & Former CEO, STV Group PLC & Trustee, NESTA

Sally Woodward Gentle

CEO of Sid Gentle Films Ltd and Executive Producer

Arnon Woolfson

Marketing & Production & Senior Board Advisor, Polar Music Prize

Chris Wormald

Permanent Secretary, Department of Health

James Worrall

Founder and CEO, Leaders in Sport

Roger Wright CBE

Chief Executive, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Tom Wright

CEO, Guide Dogs

Matt Wrigley

Marketing Director, Jardine Motor Co

Derek Wyatt

Founder & Chair, The Brain Campaign & Associate Editor, Atlantic Books

Dr Wanda Wyporska

Executive Director, The Equality Trust

Robert Yates

Assistant Editor/Analysis & Comment Editor, The Observer

Philip Yea

Chairman of Greene King plc

Shefaly Yogendra

Non-Executive Director & Governance, Risk and Decision Making Specialist & Chief Operating Officer, Ditto AI

Peter York

Co-Founder, SRU Consultancy Firm

Baroness Lola Young

Independent Life Peer & Consultant

Toby Young

Associate Editor, The Spectator

Patrick Younge

Former Chief Creative Officer, BBC

Adam Zamoyski

Historian and Author

Marcia Zander

Founding Partner, Augmenta One Ltd.

Richard Zubrick

Chief Technology Officer, notonthehighstreet