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.


Alan Bishop

CEO, Creative Industries Federation

Branko Bjelobaba

Finance and Engaging in Democracy Speaker

Professor Dame Carol Black

Former Principal of Newnham College Cambridge

Karen Blackett OBE

UK Country Manager, WPP and Chairwoman, MediaCom UK

Ian Blackford

MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Baroness Tessa Blackstone

Labour Peer & Former Vice Chancellor

Mike Blair

Head of Consumer & Current Affairs, Multistory Media, ITV

Dr. Rosalind Polly Blakesley

Reader in Russian and European Art, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge

Amanda Blanc

CEO, Aviva

Sir Victor Blank

Leading UK Businessman and a Former UK Business Ambassador

Iwona Blazwick OBE

Director, Whitechapel Gallery

Jonty Bloom

Former Business Correspondent, BBC

Baroness Christine Blower

President of the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE)

Helen Boaden

Former Director of BBC News Group

Marcia Boakye

Clinical Data Management Professional, Roche Products Ltd

Lord Paul Boateng

Peer & Former Cabinet Minister

Professor Vernon Bogdanor

Professor of Politics and Contemporary British History, King's College London

Nick Boles

Former MP for Grantham and Stamford

Dafna Bonas

Founder and Chief Indie, Indie Bay Snacks & Co-Founder and Trustee, Founders Pledge

Edward Bonham Carter

Vice Chairman, Jupiter Fund Management plc

John Booth

Venture Capital investing; Chairman, Maintel plc; Chairman, The London Theatre Company; Director, Herald Investment Management Ltd and various other companies; Charity Trustee

Victoria Borwick

Former MP & Former Deputy Mayor of London

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

Chairman, Cancer Research UK

Dr Antonia Bostrom

Director of Collections, Victoria & Albert Museum

John Bowis OBE

Former MP and MEP

Tamara Box

Managing Partner EME, ReedSmith

Luke Bozeat

COO, MediaCom

James Brabazon

Journalist, Author & Television Director

Kate Bradley

Operations and Strategy Director, UK Athletics

Rt. Hon. Karen Bradley

MP, Staffordshire Moorlands & Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw

MP for Exeter

Lord Melvyn Bragg

Broadcaster and Author

Sonya Branch

General Counsel, Bank of England

Dr Miranda Brawn

Non-Executive Director for global boards, Founder and President of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation

Sarah Breeden

Executive Director, International Banks Supervision, Bank of England

Dame Nicola Brewer

Vice-Provost International, University College London

Derek Brewer

Former Chief Executive & Secretary, Marylebone Cricket Club

Diana Brightmore-Armour

Former CEO – UK & Europe, ANZ, FTSE100 Board Director

Rod Bristow

President, Pearson Plc

Georgina Brittain

MD and Senior Fund Manager, J.P Morgan

Matt Brittin

President, EMEA Business & Operations, Google

Sally Britton

Partner, Mischon de Reya LLP

Dr Ben Broadbent

Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy at The Bank of England

Bernadine Brocker Wieder

CEO, Vastari Group Ltd

Danny Brooke-Taylor

Founder, Lucky Generals

Steve Brookman

CEO (Brookman & May) and Former Director (BT and Vodaphone)

Andy Brough

Fund Manager, Schroders

Russell Brown

Senior Partner & Architect, Hawkins/Brown

Malcolm Buchanan

Chairman, Scotland and Managing Director, Corporate & Commercial Banking Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland

Kate Buckley

Manager, 42 Management & Production

Chris Budd OBE

Professor of Applied Maths, University of Bath

Baroness Deborah Bull

Vice President (Communities & National Engagement), King's College London & Crossbench Peer at the House of Lords

Sinead Bunting

Marketing Director, The Athletic UK, Co-Founder and Creator, Tech Talent Charter

Nikki Burg

Executive Assistant & Founder, The Private PA

Lord Terry Burns

Chairman, Ofcom & Former Chairman of Channel 4 & Santander

James Burstall

Group CEO, Argonon

Andrew Butler

Head of Business & Commercial, Tanfield Chambers

James Butler

Former Layout Artist on Peppa Pig, Gaston's Cave

Will Butler-Adams

MD, Brompton Bicycles Ltd