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.

Tamara Box

Global Chair of the Financial Industry Group & Head of Structured Finance, Reed Smith

Ian Boyd

Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Sally Boyle

HR Director, Goldman Sachs

Luke Bozeat

COO, MediaCom

James Brabazon

Journalist, Author & Television Director

Gary Brace

Vice Chair, UK National Commission for UNESCO

Rt. Hon. Karen Bradley

MP & Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Lord (Melvyn) Bragg

Broadcaster and Author

Sonya Branch

General Counsel, Bank of England

Dr Miranda Brawn

Barrister, Banker, Founder and CEO of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation

James Brearley

CEO, Inchcape

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

Rod Bristow

President, Pearson Plc

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

Dan Brooke

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and Board Champion for Diversity, Channel 4

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

Catherine Brown

Non-executive Director

Malcolm Buchanan

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

Professor Chris Budd

Professor of Applied Maths

Baroness Deborah Bull

Assistant Principal (Culture & Engagement), King's College London and Former Creative Director at the Royal Opera House

Sinead Bunting

European Marketing Director, Monster

Mr Michael Burdon

Consultant Ophthalmologist, President, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Nikki Burg

Executive Assistant & Founder, The Private PA

Christian Burgess

Director of Drama, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Penny Burnett

Human Resources Director, Volkswagen Group UK

Lord (Terry) Burns

Chairman, Ofcom & Former Chairman of Channel 4 & Santander

Andrew Butler

Head of Business & Commercial, Tanfield Chambers

Will Butler-Adams

MD, Brompton Bicycles Ltd

David Butter

Communications Expert & Speaker

Tracey Byer

Lead Director, UK Markets Corporate Solutions, JLL

Dorothy Byrne

Head of News and Current Affairs, Channel 4

Dr Dave Caesar

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Scottish Government

Dinah Caine

Chair of Council at Goldsmiths, University of London

Catherine Calderwood

Chief Medical Officer for Scotland

David Cameron

Former Prime Minister

Johnny Cameron

Senior Advisor, Gleacher Shacklock

Alastair Campbell

Strategist, Author, Mental Health Campaigner

Matthew Campbell-Hill

Technology & Media Consultant, Retired GB Athlete

Sandy Canavan

Circuit Judge, Snaresbrook Crown Court

Dr Ellie Cannon

GP and Media Doctor

Dr Fran Cardells

Director of Strategy, Salesforce

Professor Nessa Carey

Scientist (academic and industrial) and author

Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael

MP & Deputy Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats

Mark Carney

The Governor of the Bank of England

Adam Carney

Group Diversity Manager, Lookers

Tom Carney

Franchise Director Audi, Inchcape

Lord (Robert) Carnwath

Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Dame Alison Carnwath

Chairman, Land Securities

Paul Carolan

Managing Director, Archipelo

Sir Roger Carr

Chairman, BAE Systems

Joanna Carr

Head of Current Affairs, BBC