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.

Diane Coyle CBE

Author & Founder of Enlightenment Economics & Bennett Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Matt Craigie Atherton

Chief Production Officer, Mother London

Jason Cranswick

Commercial Director, Jardine Motor Co

John Cresswell

CEO, Bibby Line Group and former COO of ITV

Stuart Cresswell

Aftersales Director, TrustFord

Michael Crick

Political Correspondent, Channel 4 News

Professor Stuart Croft

Vice Chancellor and President, University of Warwick

Pippa Cross

Film Producer, CrossDay Productions

Tim Crow

Former CEO, Synergy

Charlie Crowe

Founder of the 'Festival of Media', adviser to technology companies and media industry entrepreneur

Adam Crozier

Chairman, Whitbread & Former Chief Executive, ITV

David Cruickshank

Chairman, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Tracy Crump

Head of Commercial (Mullner), Bentley

Dr Nicholas Cullinan

Director, National Portrait Gallery

Andy Culpin

MD, 12 Yard Productions

Professor Ian Cumming

CEO, Health Education England

Professor Jane Cummings

Chief Nursing Officer for England

Sir Jon Cunliffe

Deputy Governor, Financial Stability at The Bank of England

Bruce Daisley

Vice President for Europe, Twitter

Spencer Dale

Chief Economist at BP, Former Private Secretary at the Bank of England

Mark Damazer

Master of St Peter's College, University of Oxford & Former Controller, BBC Radio 4 and 7

Sophie Darlington

Wildlife Cinematographer

Neil Darlison

Director of Theatre, Arts Council England

Jeremy Darroch

CEO, Sky Plc and Chairman, BITC

Pratik Dattani

MD, Economic Policy Group

Marcus Davey

Chief Executive and Artistic Director, The Roundhouse

Gary Davey

MD of Content, Sky Entertainment

Sir Martin Davidson

Chairman of the Great Britain China Centre

Tim Davie CBE

CEO, BBC Studios & Board Member of Creative Industries Federation

Lord (Mervyn) Davies

Partner and Chairman, Corsair Capital

Steve Davies

CEO, Advertising Producers Association

Richard Davies

Chief of Staff at the London School of Economics Growth Commission

Professor Dame Sally Davies

Chief Medical Officer

David Davis

MP & Former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

Dr. Justin Davis-Smith

Senior Research Fellow, CASS Business School & Former CEO, Volunteering England

Susan Davy

Chief Financial Officer, Pennon Group

Chris Daw QC

Queen's Counsel (Barrister)

Fiona Dawson

Mars Global Food, President Mars Global Food, Drinks & Multisales

Dr Jon Day

Writer, Literary Critic, Academic

Tracy De Groose

Executive Chair, Newsworks & Former CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland

Professor Alan Dearle

Dean of Science, University of St Andrews

David Dein

Former Chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association

Jo Delahunty QC

Gresham Professor of Law

Professor Anne Dell

Head of Life Sciences at Imperial College London

Hugh Dennis

Actor & Writer

Ben de Pear

Channel 4 News Editor

Gloria De Piero

MP for Ashfield

Simon Derungs

Former Head of Marketing Communications, BT Group

Rajeeb Dey

CEO, Learnerbly

Professor Sir Ian Diamond

Chair, Plan International & Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen

Roger Dix

Chief Risk Officer, Wesleyan Assurance Society

Ian Dixon

Managing Director and Analytical Head of EMEA and APAC Infrastructure Group, Fitch Credit Rating Agency

Brett Dixon

President, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Dr Jennifer Dixon

CEO, The Health Foundation

Professor Dame Athene Donald

Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge

Sir Martin Donnelly

Former Acting Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade

Neil Donnelly

Chief Compliance Officer, M&G Prudential

Sir Lloyd Dorfman

Chairman, Prince's Trust International