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.

Martin Whitmarsh

Consultant, Boreal

David Wilding

Director of Planning, Twitter UK

Nick Wilkie

Chief Executive, National Childbirth Trust

Jon Wilkins

Executive Chairman, Karmarama

Steve Wilkinson

Managing Partner, Advisory, EY

Professor Keith Willett

Director for Acute Care and Emergency Preparedness, NHS England

Kirsty Williams

Assembly Member and Cabinet Secretary for Education, Welsh Government

Major General Peter Williams

Former Peacekeeper, Intelligence Officer & Military Diplomat

Nicola Williams

Service Complaints Ombudsman; part-time Crown Court Judge

Deborah Williams

Executive Director, Creative Diversity Network

Gareth Williams

CEO, Skyscanner

Neil Williamson

CEO, Jardine Motor Group

Professor David Wilson

Professor of Human Developmental Genetics

Andrew Wilson

Founding Partner, Charlotte Street Partners

Sophie Wilson

Director of IC Design, Broadcom

John Wilson

Presenter, BBC Radio 4

Bill Wilson

Consultant and Former Chairman, Digital Outdoor Media Group

Donald Wilson

Former Regional Head of Credit Delivery, Royal Bank of Scotland Group

Marcus Wilson

Executive Producer, Fifty Fathoms Productions

Christian Wolmar

Journalist & Historian

Leanne Wood

Former Leader of Plaid Cymru and Assembly Member for the Rhondda

Dr Sarah Wood

Co-Founder & Chair, Unruly

Leanne Wood

Chief People and Corporate Affairs Officer, Burberry

Hayden Wood

Co-Founder, Bulb Energy

Sam Woods

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

Mark Woods

Mark Woods

Journalist and Broadcaster

Rob Woodward

Former CEO, STV Group PLC & Trustee, NESTA

Professor Greg Woolf

Director of the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London

Arnon Woolfson

Marketing & Production & Senior Board Advisor, Polar Music Prize

Chris Wormald

Permanent Secretary, Department of Health

Dr Tim Wreghitt OBE


Jerry Wright

Executive Director, Wates Family Charities

Tom Wright

CEO, Guide Dogs

Matt Wrigley

Marketing Director, Jardine Motor Co

Will Wyatt

Former MD, BBC Network Television

Derek Wyatt

Chair, Royal Trinity Hospice

Dr Wanda Wyporska

Executive Director, The Equality Trust

Philip Yea

Chairman of Greene King plc

David Yelland

Founder, Kitchen Table Partners

Shefaly Yogendra

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

Baroness (Lola) Young

Independent Life Peer & Consultant

Toby Young

Associate Editor, The Spectator

Dr Tony Young

National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England

Marcia Zander

Founding Partner, Augmenta One Ltd.