Speaker Directory

Our speakers are leaders at the top of their industry, influencing and shaping their sector or society.

We connect speakers and their prestigious networks to state school students across the UK, through our school talks and our work experience programme, S4SNextGen.

Our network is 1,300 strong and growing. See who’s already taking part below.

  • To find out how we work and what talks are about, see our School Talks page.

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

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

Richard Russell

Chief Operating Officer, Arts Council England

Steve Russell

Executive Regional Managing Director (London), NHS Improvement

John Ryley

Head of News, Sky News

Alec Ryrie

Professor of the History of Christianity, University of Durham

Sacha Sadan

Director of Corporate Governance, Legal & General Investment Management

Eric Salama

CEO, Kantar

Fatima Salaria

Head of Specialist Factual, Channel 4

Rt Hon Lord Philip Sales

Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Sir Anthony Salz

Governor, Wellington Academy Trust

CeCe Sammy

Vocal Coach & TV Presenter

Paul Samuels

Executive Vice President, AEG

Laura Sanderson

Partner, Zygos Partnership Ltd

Hayley Sanderson

Vocalist on Strictly Come Dancing

James Sanderson

Director of Personalised Care, NHS England

Philippe Sands QC

Lawyer, Matrix Chambers & Professor of International Law

Sathnam Sanghera

Author & Journalist, The Times

Joanna Santinon

Partner, Ernst & Young

Lord (James) Sassoon

Executive Director, Matheson & Co.

Elham Saudi

Director, Lawyers for Justice in Libya

Christopher Saul

Former Senior Partner, Slaughter & May

Ben Saunders

Polar Explorer

Nicola Saunders

Director of Business Improvement & Innovation, Arts Council England & Former Head of Publishing, Rights & Images, National Portrait Gallery

Amanda Saunders

Director of Development and Enterprises, Royal Opera House

Will Saunders

Consultant, Executive Producer & Former Creative Director Digital, BBC

Roz Savage MBE

Ocean Rower and Environmental Advocate

Mark Savage

Director - UK Head of Project Controls, Turner & Townsend

Kathleen Saxton

Founder, The Lighthouse Company

Professor Kimberley Scharf

Head of the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham

Sandra Schembri

CEO, Nordoff Robbins UK

Melanie Scheuer

Group HR Director, STA Travel

Aki Schilz

Director, The Literary Consultancy

Tom Scholar

Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury

Martin Scicluna

Chairman & Director, RSA Insurance Group & NED, J Sainsbury plc

Jenny Scott

Former Executive Director of Communications, Bank of England

Bryan Scott

Former Marketing Director, Znaptag

Elisabeth Scott

Independent Non-Executive Director, Fidelity Investment Trust

Baroness (Ros) Scott

Member of The House of Lords

Jonny Searle MBE

Coach, Mentor and Consultant

Anne Sebba

Journalist & Author

Matt Segal

General Manager, Frederick's

Duncan Selbie

Chief Executive, Public Health England

Sir Anthony Seldon

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, Political Historian, Author

Roderick Seligman

Managing Director, World Productions

Robert Senior

Non-Executive Chairman, Boys and Girls & Former CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi

Dr. Anil Seth

Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science

Dr Minouche Shafik

Director of the London School of Economics

Ritula Shah

Presenter, BBC

Jonathan Shalit

Chairman, InterTalent Rights Group

Professor David Sharp

Head of the School of Engineering and Innovation & Professor of Musical Acoustics

Chris Shaw

Editorial Director, ITN Productions

Ben Shaw

Head of Strategy, Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Judith Shekoni

Actress & CEO, Global WPM

Clive Sheldon

Queen's Counsel

Professor John Shepherd

Professor of Oceanography & Climate Change, University of Southampton

Piers Shepperd

Technical Director, Wonder Works Limited

Mark Sherwood

VFX Producer

Mitesh Sheth

CEO, Redington

Alistair Shields

Group Commercial Services Director, VW Group

Rachel Short

Former Director, YSC