Our Speakers

Resilience, hard work, finding what motivates you, dealing with failure, changing paths, what opportunities are out there — just a few of the messages that come from leaders sharing their experiences.

Our unique network of speakers are eminent, influential and leading figures in their fields who are nominated by their peers, our partners or invited to participate given their outstanding experience and contributions  to their field, profession or society. The talks themselves are assembly-style events focused on sharing insights, inspiration and experiences as someone at the top of their field or discipline, as a chance to for students to ask questions directly to someone shaping society today. Explore our network below.

  • To find out how we work and what talks are about, see How it Works page.

  • If you are look for information for your talk, please see our Speaker Guides here.

  • To take part, find out more about the commitment on our FAQ page.

Dame Lin Homer

Former CEO of HMRC & Former Head of UK Border Agency and Department of Transport

Andrew Hood

Partner, Regulatory & Trade, Fieldfisher LLP

General David Hook

Former Senior Officer, Royal Marines

Andrew Hooks

Chief Operating Officer, Carwow

Rachel Hopcroft CBE

Head of Corporate Affairs, KPMG

Harriet Hounsell

Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, UK and Ireland, McDonald's

Emma Howard-Boyd

Chair, Environment Agency

Catherine Howarth

CEO of ShareAction

Sue Hoyle

Adviser on Leadership and the Arts and Former Director, Clore Leadership Programme

Gill Huber

Chief Client Officer, Posterscope

Theo Huckle

QC, Doughty Street Chambers

Sir Christopher Hum

Former Ambassador & College Head

Tony Humphreys

MD of Talent Television

Dr Tristram Hunt

Director, Victoria and Albert Musuem

Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt

MP & Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

Robert Hunt

Chief Corporate Officer, Veolia Environmental Services

Sir Tom Hunter

Entrepreneur

Anji Hunter

Senior Advisor, Edelman UK

Sally Hunter

Head of Commercial Marketing, Guardian News and Media

Professor Laurence Hurst

Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, University of Bath

Kevin Hurst

Chief Operating Officer, Veolia

Mishal Husain

BBC News & Radio Presenter

Tanveer Hussain

Head of Peer Supervision and Risks Division at the Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England

Matt Hyde

Chief Executive, The Scout Association

Nick Hytner

Founder, The Bridge Theatre

Richard Hytner

Founder beta baboon & Former Deputy Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide

Armando Iannucci

Oscar-nominated Writer & Director

Professor Dina Iordanova

Professor of Global Cinema and Creative Cultures

Dominic Irvine

Founding Partner, Epiphanies LLP

Professor John Irving

Concert Pianist & University Professor

Tim Irwin

Chief Operating Officer, Essence & Former Chief Operating Officer, Maxus Global

Mr Justice Irwin

High Court Judge

Stephen Isherwood

CEO, Institute of Student Employers

Steven Isserlis

Classical Musician

Stanley Jackson

Chairman, F4 Group Limited

Gavin Jackson

UK&I AWS Country Leader, Amazon

Rebecca Jackson

Director of Priorities and Resources, Bank of England

Kathryn Jacob

CEO, Pearl & Dean

Iain Jacob

President, Starcom MediaVest Group

Professor Simon James

Head of English Dept. at Durham University

Ray James

National Learning Disability Director, NHS England

Nick Jarman

Senior Partner, PwC

Rt Hon Sajid Javid

MP & Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Christopher Jeans

Queen's Counsel and part-time judge

Branwen Jeffreys

Education Editor, BBC News

Andrew Jenkins

Sustainability Manager Global Brands at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Leo Johnson

Sustainability Expert, PricewaterhouseCooper

Nicola Johnson

Head of Strategy, Organisation & Projects (HR), Bentley

Sally Johnson

Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation, NHS Blood and Transplant

Dr. Ian Johnston

Lecturer in Engineering & Applied Mathematician, The Open University

Richard Johnston

CEO, Endemol Shine UK

Professor Sir Richard Jolly

Chairman, UN Association of the UK

Carwyn Jones

First Minister of Wales

Sam Jones

Head of the Director's Office, Tate

Carl Jones

Award Winning International Creative Director

Simon Jones

Special Adviser, Chime Group

Danny Jones

Lead Singer & Guitarist, McFly & Coach, The Voice Kids UK

Trevor Jones

Founder, ASE Global

Samantha Jones

New Models of Care Director, NHS England