After Dinner Speakers

  • Alistair  Darling
    Alistair Darling Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

    Alistair Darling is a British Labour Party politician who has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1987, currently for Edinburgh South West. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2007 to 2010. Darling was one of only three people to have served in the Cabinet continuously from Labour's victory i...

  • Scott Adams
    Scott Adams Creator of Dilbert

    Iconic creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several business commentaries, social satires, and experimental philosophy books.

  • Chris Addison
    Chris Addison Comic and Writer and The Thick of It Star

    An established stand-up and writer, Chris is regarded as one of the most versatile comics on the circuit with his pacy, energetic routines and faultless delivery. He has charmed both audiences and critics alike with his particularly polite brand of observational comedy.

  • Dan Adelman
    Dan Adelman Management Thinker

    Professor Dan Adelman is Associate Professor of Operations Management at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he has been on the faculty since 1997.

  • Dawn Airey
    Dawn Airey President of CLT UFA UK TV

    President of CLT-UFA UK TV (part of RTL Group) and FormerITV Director of Global Content

  • James Alexander
    James Alexander Co Founder Zopa

    Before launching the online marketplace where individuals lend and borrow money from one another, James was Strategy Director at Egg. His new enterprise has been described as ‘one of 11 companies that will change the world.’ James argues that technology plays a vital role, but consumers ...

  • Dominic Alldis
    Dominic Alldis Conductor, Composer,Jazz Musician & Speaker

    Dominic Alldis was born in London into a family of classical musicians, his mother a violinist and his father the renowned choral conductor, John Alldis.By examining the orchestra and conductor (or maestro), the jazz band and improvisation, the composer and creativity, Dominic introduces a dynamic v...

  • Charles Allen
    Charles Allen Chairman of Global Radio Group

    Former Chief executive,Granada and ITV - Non Executive Director Endemol

  • Benedict Allen
    Benedict Allen Author, Explorer, TV Filmmaker-Presenter and International motivational speake

    Benedict Allen, author, explorer, TV filmmaker-presenter and international motivational speaker, is best known for his arduous expeditions to remote corners of the globe, journeys famously achieved not with a satellite phone, GPS or any of the usual “backup” but by undertaking a testing ...

  • Richard Ambrose
    Richard Ambrose Former Head of Customer Support and Trust & Safety for eBay in the UK

    Richard is eBay UK’s former Head of Customer Support and Trust & Safety. He held dual responsibility for developing eBay UK’s customer support services and for making the site a safe place for people to trade.

  • Simon Amstell
    Simon Amstell Comedan and TV Presenter

    Never Mind the Buzzcock's Presenter ...

  • Clive Anderson
    Clive Anderson Comedian Radio and TV Presenter

    By profession Clive Anderson is a barrister.He developed his flair for comedy and performing when he studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge between 1972 and 1975.

  • Chris Anderson
    Chris Anderson Editor in Chief - Wired Magazine

    As editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, Chris Anderson is one of the most knowledgeable, insightful and articulate voices at the center of the new economy. In a series of groundbreaking articles and books, he has identified important new trends in the economy and described new business models for seiz...

  • Dan Ariely
    Dan Ariely Nature Of Work Speaker

    Ariely has long been fascinated with how emotional states, moral codes and peer pressure affect our ability to make rational and often extremely important decisions in our daily lives -- across a spectrum of our interests,from economic choices (how should I invest?) to personal (who should I marry?)...

  • Alexander Armstrong
    Alexander Armstrong Comedian and Have I Got News for You Host

    Alexander Armstrong is best known for being one half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and is also known for the hosting Have I Got new For You.

  • Paddy Ashdown
    Paddy Ashdown Former Liberal Democrat Leader

    Paddy Ashdown was born in New Delhi on 27 February 1941, and is the eldest of 7 children. When he was 4 years old, his family returned to Britain to buy a farm in Ulster. Between 1959 and 1972 he served as a Royal Marines Officer and saw active service as a Commando Officer in Borneo and the Persian...

  • Rowan Atkinson
    Rowan Atkinson Comedic Actor And Mr Bean

    Sharp-tongued comic performer known for playing sardonic characters on English TV.

  • James Averdieck
    James Averdieck MD GU Chocolate Puds

    James spent 9 years in Food industry working for both Safeway and St Ivel and learnt about Sales and Marketing and running businesses. With St Ivel he moved to Belgium and became a convert to Belgian gastronomy and, as he says, ‘went native on the chocolate front’

  • Nighat Awan OBE
    Nighat Awan OBE Restaurant Entreprenuer and Chief Executive

    Nighat she had opened a chain of fashion boutiques in the North West. With her husband Rafiq Awan she opened the first Shere Khan restaurant in Rusholme in 1987. Together they have positioned the Shere Khan Group as a global brand in the restaurant and food manufacturing industry.

  • Pam Ayres
    Pam Ayres Poet Entertainer, Song Writer and TV and Radio Presenter

    In 2005 Pam celebrated 30 years as a professional entertainer.