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.

Peter Wanless

CEO, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

Nigel Warburton

Philosopher & Podcaster

Annie Warburton

CEO and Creative Director, Cockpit Arts

Dr. Richard Ward

Senior Independent Director, Direct Line Group & Former Executive Chairman, Cunningham Lindsey

Jon Wardle

Director, National Film and Television School

Kirsty Wark


Richard Warlow

Writer for Film and Television

Ed Warner

Chairman, Palace for Life Foundation & Former Chairman, UK Athletics

Dr Bruce Warner

Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England

Sir David Warren

Former Ambassador to Japan for the UK

Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi

Life Peer and Former Minister

Professor John Wass

Professor of Endocrinology, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Emma Watkinson

CEO, SilkFred

Paul Waugh

Executive Editor for Politics, Huffington Post

Andrew Waugh

Director, Waugh Thistleton

Justin Webb

Presenter, BBC

Selina Webb

Executive Vice President of Universal Music UK

Photo of James Webster in a suit

James Webster

Presenter, ITV News Channel TV

Professor Bee Wee

National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, NHS England

Dr Timothy Weil

Fellow of Pembroke College (Natural Sciences); Director of Studies (Pembroke College), University of Cambridge

Arabella Weir

BBC Comedy Writer & Performer

Sarah Weir OBE

Chief Executive, Design Council

Helen Weisinger

Chief Marketing Officer, Brave

Evelyn Welch

Vice-Principal of King's College London and Trustee of the V & A Museum

Tom Weldon

CEO. Penguin Random House UK

Professor Melanie Welham

Executive Director of Science, BBSRC

Samuel West

Actor & Director

Ellen West

Head of Product Management in the Audiences and Media Department, Royal Opera House

Matthew Westerman

Director of MW&L Capital Partners & Former Co-Head of Global Banking, Group General Manager, HSBC

Jason Weston

Director, Amazon Prime Now

Baroness (Patience) Wheatcroft

Journalist & Life Peer

Jasmine Whitbread

CEO, London First

Sharon White

Chief Executive of Ofcom

Michael White

Journalist & Former Political Editor, The Guardian

Matthew White

Senior Partner, BDO LLP

Geoffrey Whitfield

Co-Founder of the World Sports Peace Project

Martin Whitmarsh

Chair, Offshore Wind Growth Partnership Limited & Consultant, Boreal

David Whysall

Managing Director, Infrastructure UK, Turner & Townsend

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

Duncan Wilson OBE

Chief Executive, Historic England

Daniel Winterstein

Founder and CTO,Good-Loop

Lisa Winward

Chief Constable, North Yorkshire Police

Christian Wolmar

Journalist & Historian

Leanne Wood

Former Leader of Plaid Cymru and Assembly Member for the Rhondda