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.

Dr Sarah Wood OBE

Digital Entrepreneur, Investor, and Author of Stepping Up

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

Founder & Chair, The Brain Campaign & Associate Editor, Atlantic Books

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.