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 Veronica Sutherland

Former Senior Diplomat

Rory Sutherland

Vice Chaiman, Ogilvy & Mather

Martin Sutherland

CEO, De La Rue

Robert Swannell CBE

Chairman, UK Government Investments

John Sweeney

Reporter, Broadcaster & Writer

Malcolm Sweeting

Senior Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

Katie Swinden

Creative Director, Fifty Fathoms

Clara Swinson

Director General for Global and Public Health, Department of Health and Social Care

Joy Tacon

Managing Director & GB Tennis Player

Brenda Taggart

Senior Research Officer, UCL Institute of Education

Hugo Tagholm

Chief Executive, Surfers Against Sewage

Professor Raymond Tallis

Award-Winning Writer, Philosopher and Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Chris Tams

Director of Independent Members and International, BPI

Sara Tate

Chief Executive, TBWA

Ian Taylor

CEO and President, Vitol

Kerry Taylor

CMO Viacom UK & SVP, Youth and Music, Viacom International

Richard Taylor

Head of EMEA Investment Banking, Barclays

Andy Taylor

CEO and Co-Founder

James Taylor

Keynote Speaker & Creativity Expert

Hannah Telfer

Managing Director, Audiences & Audio, Penguin Random House

Miles Templeman

Former Chairman, Institute of Directors

Simon Thirsk

Publisher, Bloodaxe Books

Professor Callum Thomas

Chair of Sustainable Aviation, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas

Managing Director, Global Head of Green Banking, Barclays

Jeremy Thomas

Author, Award-winning TV Producer & Mental Health Campaigner

Jennifer Thomas

Head of Financial Communications, Direct Line Group

Professor Martyn Thomas

IT Livery Company Professor of Information Technology, Gresham College

David Thompson

Independent Film and TV producer, head of Origin Pictures

Susie Thornberry

Assistant Director, Imperial War Museum

Sam Thorne

Director, Nottingham Contemporary

Justine Thornton

Environmental Law Barrister

Duncan Tickell

Commercial Director, Immediate Media Co

Professor Adam Timmis

Academic Cardiologist

Professor Mike Tipton

Professor of Human & Applied Physiology, University of Portsmouth

Stephen Toope

Vice Chancellor, University of Cambridge

Rob Topley

Head of Audit for Banking & Capital Markets, Deloitte LLP

Tom Toumazis MBE

Former Media, Entertainment and Tech Executive, now investor in start ups

Solitaire Townsend

Author and Co-Founder, Futerra

Brenda Trenowden CBE

Head of the Financial Institutions Group, Europe, ANZ

Paul Tucker

Senior Investment Analyst & Partner of Egerton Capital

Emma Tucker

Deputy Editor, The Times

Lord (Adair) Turner

Senior Fellow, Institute of New Economic Thinking

Jane Turner

Former Associate Dean of Newcastle Business School

Anna Turney


Gareth Turpin

General Manager, O2 Customer Service

Stephen Twigg MP

MP for Liverpool West Derby

Ian Twinley

Chairman, Group 1 Automotive & John Grose Ltd

Joe Twyman

Co-founder and Director, Deltapoll & Former Head of Political and Social Research, YouGov

David Tyler

Chairman, Sainsbury's & Former Chairman, Logica PLC

Victoria Tzortziou-Brown

Joint Honorary Secretary, Royal College of General Practitioners

Fran Unsworth

Director, BBC World Service Group

Michele Upton

Head of Maternity and Neonatal Transformation Programmes, NHS Improvement

Baroness (Shriti) Vadera

Chair of Santander UK & Former Cabinet Minister

Rt Hon Ed Vaizey

MP & Former Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries

Professor Jonathan Valabhji

National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England

Paul Van Der Burgh

President & Managing Director, Toyota (GB) PLC

Huw van Steenis

Former Global Head of Strategy, Schroders

Adam Vandermark

Commissioning Editor, News and Current Affairs, Channel 4

Jonathan Vaughan

Director of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama