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.


Heather Clark Charrington

Director of Audiences, Southbank Centre & Former Director of Marketing and Communication, English National Ballet

Charly Classen

Vice Chair, Special Olympics GB & Former General Manager, ESPN

Lucy Clayton

Author of "How To Go To Work" & Non-Excec, Community Clothing

Erika Clegg

Co-Founder, Spring

Victoria Cleland

Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Innovation, Bank of England

Alan Clements

Managing Director, Two Rivers Media

Vanessa Clifford

Former CEO, Newsworks

Nigel Clifford

Former CEO, Ordnance Survey & Non-executive Director, Anite

Rita Clifton CBE

Portfolio Chairman & Director

Dr Martin Coath

Freelance Scientist, Communicator, and Associate Lecturer (Plymouth University)

Yvonne Coghill

Director – WRES Implementation in NHS England, and deputy president of the RCN

Annabella Coldrick

Chief Executive, Music Managers Forum

Professor Michael Coleman

Professor of Toxicology

Jim Coleman

CEO, We Are Social

Sarah Coleman

Illustrator, Inkymole

Lord Chris Smith

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

Simon Collins

Founder, Gold Collins Associates & Serial Chairman and Board member

Claudine Collins

Managing Director UK, MediaCom

Damian Collins

Member of Parliament for Folkestone & Hythe

Robert Colvile

Director, Centre for Policy Studies & Editor-in-Chief, CapX

Louisa Compton

Head of News and Current Affairs, Specialist Factual, and Sport, Channel 4

Dan Connolly

Sports Marketing Executive, Consul Sports Club

Noreen Connolly

Managing Director, Beam

Clare Connor

Chief Executive, The Place

Martin Cook

Business Development Director, National Grid Ventures

Nicola Cook

Chief Opportunity Officer & CEO, Company Shortcuts Ltd

Anna Cook

Director of Customer Service & Director of Women in Leadership, BSkyB

Allan E Cook CBE DSc

Chairman, High Value Manufacturing Catapult & Non-Executive Chair, HS2 Ltd

Andy Cooke

Chief Constable, Merseyside Police

Justin Cooke

Chief Content & Partnerships Officer, FutureLearn

Zaki Cooper

Director of Philanthropy and Communications, Dorfman Family Office

Pavita Cooper

Founder, More Difference

Paula Cooper

Director, Consumer One, Toyota GB

Tracey Cooper

Executive Producer, Riff Raff Films

Ben Cooper

Former Controller, BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 1Xtra

Patrick Coorey

Design Office Manager, Jaguar Racing Formula E

David Cordon

Head of Film & TV, Flipbook Studio

Jason Cotterrell

Chief Operating Officer - Outdoor, Global

Ed Couchman

General Manager, Snap Inc.

Mike Coupe

Former CEO, Sainsbury's

Clive Cowdery

Founder, The Resolution Group

Ben Cowell

Director General, Historic Houses Association

Sarah Cowley

Head of Prosperity Fund Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dr Stewart Cowley

Fund Manager, Old Mutual Global Investors

David Cox

Sales Director, TrustFord

Simon Cox

Investigations Editor, BBC Arabic

Professor Brian Cox

Particle Physicist & TV Presenter

Professor Diane Coyle CBE

Bennett Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Keith Craig

Former Soldier, Journalist, Businessman, Intelligence Officer, Banker, CEO

John Cresswell

Non executive director

Stuart Cresswell

Aftersales Director, TrustFord

Michael Crick

Political Correspondent, Mail Plus

Phil Critchlow

CEO & Founder, TBI Media

Professor Stuart Croft

Vice Chancellor and President, University of Warwick

Sara Crofts

Chief Executive, The Institute of Conservation

Pippa Cross

Film Producer, CrossDay Productions

Tim Crow

Sports and Esports Consultant, Non Executive Director, Writer & Producer

David Cruickshank

Partner and Former Chairman, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited