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.

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

Lola Williams

Director, New Wonder Management

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

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

Microbiologist

Jerry Wright

Executive Director, Wates Family Charities

Tom Wright

CEO, Guide Dogs

Roger Wright CBE

Chief Executive, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

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

Peter York

Co-Founder, SRU Consultancy Firm

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.