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.

Lord Chris Smith

Master of Pembroke College, Peer, former MP and Cabinet Minister

Phil Smith

Director of Sport, Sport England

Jackie Smith

Chief Executive and Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council

Dr Gregor Smith

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government

Amy Smith

Head of Talent, Framestore

Peter Smithers


Hanneke Smits

CEO, Newton Investment Management

Lisa Smosarski

Editor in Chief, Stylist Magazine

Arthur Snell

Managing Director, Actagon Limited & Former UK High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago

Jon Snow

Presenter, Channel 4 News

Dan Snow

Historian & Broadcaster, BBC

Dame Cilla Snowball

Former Group Executive, AMV BBDO

Rupert Soames


Samira Sohail

Strategy Manager, BBC

Merryn Somerset Webb

Merryn Somerset Webb

Editor-in-Chief, Moneyweek

Alistair Spalding

Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Sadler's Wells

Philip Spence

Chief Operating Officer, The British Library

Patrick Spence

Head of Drama, Tiger Aspect and Managing Director, Fifty Fathoms

Jason Spencer

Business Development Director, ITV

Matthew Spencer

Head of Public Sector Sales, Telefonica UK

David Sproul

Senior Partner & CEO, Deloitte LLP

Cristina Squires

Director of Content, Sky News

Dr. Scott Steedman

Director of the BSI & Renowned Engineer

Tanya Steele


Paul Steggall

Partner, Manchester Square Partners & Former Managing Partner, Carbon Search

Chris Stening

Consumer Director, CityFibre

Wil Stephens

CEO of Fusebox Games

Professor Mike Stephenson

Director of Science and Technology, British Geological Survey

Stefan Stern


Simon Stevens

Chief Executive, NHS England

Lord (Dennis) Stevenson

Entrepreneur & Not-for-profit Operator

Mark Stevenson

Director, Flow Associates Ltd

Ian Stewart

Chief Economist, Deloitte UK

Dr. Andrew St George

Author & Communications Expert

Elisabeth Stheeman

External Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England

Dame Barbara Stocking DBE

President of Murray Edwards College

Ben Stocks

Group CEO, Porvair PLC

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard

Chair of Royal College of General Practitioners Council

Farrah Storr

Editor in Chief, Elle

Ben Story

Former Head of UK Investment Banking and Broking, Citi Group

Sir Peter Stothard

Trustee, National Portrait Gallery & Former Journalist and Editor, TLS

Baroness (Tina) Stowell

Former Leader of the House of Lords

Andy Street

Mayor of West Midlands

Susannah Streeter

BBC Business Presenter

Mark Strippel

Head of Programmes, BBC Asian Network

Adam Strudwick

Associate Principal & Design Director, HLW International

Ian Stuart

Group Managing Director & CEO, HSBC UK

Graham Stuart

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade & MP for Beverley and Holderness

Poli Stuart-Lacey

Director of Communications, HMRC

Martin Sudweeks

Director, MRICS, Turner & Townsend

Maureen Sumner Smith

Chief Operating Officer, Europe at BSI Group

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