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.

Dorothy Byrne

Head of News and Current Affairs, Channel 4

Mel Byrne

Non-Executive Director CReSTeD, Former Director of Dyslexia Trust

Dr Dave Caesar

Head of Leadership and Talent Management, Scottish Government Health Workforce, Leadership & Service Reform Directorate

Catherine Calderwood

Chief Medical Officer for Scotland

Gary Caldwell

Former Manager, Chesterfield Football Club

Johnny Cameron

Senior Advisor, Gleacher Shacklock

Alastair Campbell

Strategist, Author, Mental Health Campaigner

Fiona Campbell

Controller, BBC 3

Matthew Campbell-Hill

Technology & Media Consultant, Retired GB Athlete

Sandy Canavan

Circuit Judge, Snaresbrook Crown Court

Dr Ellie Cannon

GP and Media Doctor

Dr Fran Cardells

Global Strategic Lead for Data and Analytics, Allianz & Former Director of Strategy, Salesforce

Professor Nessa Carey

Scientist (academic and industrial) and author

Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael

MP & Deputy Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats

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

Independent non-executive director, BP plc & Former 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

Louis Charalambous

Partner, Simons Muirhead & Burton

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

Heather Clark Charrington

Director of Marketing and Communication, English National Ballet

Lucy Clayton

CEO, Community Clothing

Nick Clegg

Head of Global Affairs and Communications, Facebook & Chairman, Social Mobility Foundation and Former Deputy Prime Minister

Erika Clegg

Co-Founder, Spring

Victoria Cleland

Chief Cashier, Bank of England

Alan Clements

Managing Director, Two Rivers Media

Nigel Clifford

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

Vanessa Clifford

Former CEO, Newsworks

Rita Clifton CBE

Portfolio Chairman & Director

Dr Martin Coath

Freelance Communicator and Associate Lecturer (Plymouth University)

Craig Coben

Global Head of Equity Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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, PwC LLP