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.

Mark Carney

The Governor of the Bank of England

Adam Carney

Group Diversity Manager, Lookers

Tom Carney

Franchise Director Audi, Inchcape

Lord (Robert) Carnwath

Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Dame Alison Carnwath

Chairman, Land Securities

Paul Carolan

Managing Director, Archipelo

Sir Roger Carr

Chairman, BAE Systems

Joanna Carr

Head of Current Affairs, BBC

Fiona Carragher

Chief Policy and Research Officer, Alzheimer’s Society

Miranda Carter

Director of M&A and New Organisational Models, NHS Improvement

Professor Paul Cartledge

AG Leventis Professor of Greek Culture

Hilary Carty

Director, Clore Leadership

Margaret Casely-Hayford

Chair of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Board member of the Co-Op, Trustee of the Radcliffe Foundation

Gennaro Castaldo

Director of Comms, BPI

Rory Cellan-Jones

Journalist, BBC News

Cassie Chadderton

Head of UK Theatre Association

Lord (Peter) Chadlington

Group CEO, Huntsworth Plc

Jason Chaffer

Advisor to FTSE 100 CEOs

Baroness (Shami) Chakrabarti

Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers and Shadow Attorney General

Tom Chalmers

Managing Director, Legend Times

Dr Nira Chamberlain

Mathematician & Senior Data Scientist, Holland & Barrett

Clare Chapman

Head of Media Planning, Essence Global

Dr Helen Charman

Director of Learning and National Programmes, V&A Museum

Sir Ian Cheshire

Chairman, Barclays UK and Chairman, Debenhams

Andy Chew

Managing Director, Cisco Systems

Jean-Patrick Cheylan

Head of Entertainment, EMEA, Twitter

Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan

Associate National Clinical Director for Children and Young People’s Mental Health, NHS England

Professor Fabio Ciravegna

Professor of Language and Knowledge Technologies, University of Sheffield

Tim Clark

Senior Group Advisor, Good Governance Group

Rt Hon Greg Clark

MP & Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Dr Mike Clarke

CEO of RSPB

Lucy Clayton

CEO, Community Clothing

Nick Clegg

Chairman, Social Mobility Foundation and Former Deputy Prime Minister

Erika Clegg

Co-Founder, Spring

Victoria Cleland

Chief Cashier, Bank of England

Nigel Clifford

Former CEO, Ordnance Survey & Non-executive Director, Anite

Vanessa Clifford

CEO, Newsworks

Rita Clifton CBE

Portfolio Chairman & Director

Dr Martin Coath

Freelance Communicator and Associate Lecturer (Plymouth University)

Dr Therese Coffey

MP for Suffolk Coastal & Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment

Philip Coggan

Columnist, The Economist

Yvonne Coghill

Director Workforce Race Equality Standard Implementation, NHS England

Margaret Cole

Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel, Pricewaterhouse Coopers UK

Professor Michael Coleman

Professor of Toxicology

Sarah Coleman

Illustrator, Inkymole

Claudine Collins

Managing Director UK, MediaCom

Simon Collins

Former UK Chairman and Senior Partner, KPMG LLP

Louisa Compton

Commissioning Editor of Dispatches, Channel 4 News

Dan Connolly

Sports Marketing Executive, Consul Sports Club

Clare Connor

Chief Executive, The Place

Allan E Cook CBE DSc

Chairman, High Value Manufacturing Catapult & Non-Executive Chair, HS2 Ltd

Nicola Cook

Chief Opportunity Officer & CEO, Company Shortcuts Ltd

Anna Cook

Director of Customer Service & Director of Women in Leadership, BSkyB

Zaki Cooper

Director of Philanthropy and Communications, Dorfman Family Office

Ben Cooper

Controller, BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 1Xtra

Pavita Cooper

Founder, More Difference

Paula Cooper

Director, Consumer One, Toyota GB

Tracey Cooper

Executive Producer, Nexus Studios

Vice Admiral Ian Corder CB

UK Military Representative to NATO and the European Union & Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey