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.

Geoffrey Whitfield

Co-Founder of the World Sports Peace Project

Martin Whitmarsh

Consultant, Boreal

David Wilding

Director of Planning, Twitter UK

Nick Wilkie

Chief Executive, National Childbirth Trust

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

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

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

Chair, Met Office & 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

Mark Yallop

Member of the Prudential Regulation Committee, Bank of England

Robert Yates

Assistant Editor/Analysis & Comment Editor, The Observer

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

Patrick Younge

Former Chief Creative Officer, BBC

Adam Zamoyski

Historian and Author

Marcia Zander

Founding Partner, Augmenta One Ltd.