Specialist 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...

  • 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.

  • Kate Adie OBE
    Kate Adie OBE Famed War Correspondent

    It became something of a joke in the British army that when Kate Adie arrived on the scene, the soldiers knew they were in trouble. The BBC's chief news correspondent became one of the best-known faces on television for her reporting from the major wa

  • Samira Ahmed
    Samira Ahmed Journalist and Broadcaster

    Samira Ahmed is a familiar face to viewers as an experienced presenter and correspondent for Channel and the BBC.

  • Lucy Alexander
    Lucy Alexander Popular Sky Presenter

    Lucy Alexander is a Journalist/Presenter well accustomed to the unpredictability of live broadcasting. She has worked on the regular presenting team atSky Newsand as the Breakfast Anchor on theITV Newschannel.

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Nihal Arthanayake
    Nihal Arthanayake Former Radio 1 and BBC Asian Network DJ and Host

    Nihal Arthanayake started promoting rap shows in his native Essex while still doing his A Levels which led to him becoming a music journalist and later a music PR.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Al Aynsley-Green
    Al Aynsley-Green The UK's First Children's Commissioner

    In March 2005 the Government appointed Professor Al Aynsley-Green as England's first Children's Commissioner. The need for a Children's Commissioner was established through the consultation that led to the Children Act 2004. The role aims to give a national voice to all children and young people, es...

  • David B Agus
    David B Agus Professor of Medicine & Engineering University of Southern Califronia

    Dr. David B. Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering and heads USC’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. He is one of the world’s leading physician...

  • Emma B Boughton
    Emma B Boughton Radio DJ and Presenter

    Former Heart FM Drive Time Presenter, Emma's show was the first female solo show to ever take the number one spot on the drivetime slot in the London area. During her time at Heart she has also occasionally presented shows for its sister station LBC as well as the BBC's Five Live service. She left H...

  • Kristiane Backer
    Kristiane Backer Multi Lingual Host and former MTV Europe Presenter

    Kristiane Backer is a TV presenter and journalist based in London with a pan-European career. At the age of 24, she became one of the leading presenters on MTV Europe, where she interviewed many major artists and musicians of her the time. She created her own youth show in Germany, ‘Bravo TV&r...

  • Nick Baker
    Nick Baker Presenter Really Wild Show

    When it comes to presenting wildlife Nick Baker is the total package – an edgy, exciting TV presenter with incredible drive and passion. His experience encompasses expeditions to the wildest parts of the planet in search of weird, bizarre and incredible creatures. His 3D one-off specialNick Ba...

  • Matt Baker
    Matt Baker TV & Radio Presenter

    Seven and a half years on Blue Peter established Matt Baker as one of the best loved and most versatile presenters in the show's history, winning him 2 BAFTA awards