Past Events






Previous speakers

  • World leaders and politicians
  • President Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States of America, Founder of the Carter Center and Nobel Peace Prize Winner
  • President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America, Founder of the Clinton Global Initiative
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Chair of The Elders
  • President Mary Robinson, former President of the Republic of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Jeb Bush, former US Governor of Florida and Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education
  • Sir Richard Dearlove, former Chief of MI6 and Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge
  • Sir Jeremy Heywood, UK Cabinet Secretary
  • Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary and former Mayor of London
  • The Rt Hon Lord Malloch-Brown, former Minister of the State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office 
  • Rt Hon David Miliband, former MP and Foreign Secretary 2007-2010, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee
  • Sir John Major, former Prime Minister of the UK, Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse, and President of Chatham House
  • Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, President of Chatham House, Chair of the board of Governors of the Wellcome Trust, former Chief of MI5
  • Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of Oxford University, former Governor of Hong Kong 
  • John Snow, former US Treasury Secretary and Chairman of Cerberus Capital Management
  • Lord Mandelson, author, Chairman of Global Counsel and former First Secretary of State and Business Secretary
  • Business / Finance / Economics
  • Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times
  • Ana Botin, Executive Chairman of Santander Group
  • Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group
  • Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle SA
  • Steve Case, founder of AOL and former Chairman of Time Warner
  • Sir Charles Dunstone, Chairman of Dixons Carphone, Chairman of Talk Talk
  • Sir Christopher Gent, Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline and former CEO of Vodafone
  • Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Chairman of easyGroup
  • Mo Ibrahim, Chairman and founder of Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Founder of Cetel International
  • Jeffery Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE
  • Bill Janeway CBE, Author and senior adviser to Warburg Pincus
  • Lord Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England and Fellow of the British Academy
  • Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX
  • Lord O’Neill, retiring Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever Plc
  • Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google
  • Professor Robert Shiller, Professor of Economics at Yale University
  • Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP
  • Professor Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Professor of Global Management at the Haas School of Business
  • Paul Walsh, former CEO of Diageo and chairman of Compass Group
  • Willie Walsh, CEO of British Airways / International Airlines Group
  • Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Editor, Financial Times
  • Arts and Sports
  • Lord Sebastian Coe, Chairman of The British Olympic Association and former Chairman of the London Olympic Committee
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes, world-renowned explorer
  • Peter Gabriel, musician and co-founder of The Elders
  • Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil
  • Sam Mendes, Academy Award Winning producer and director
  • Kevin Spacey, Academy Award Winning actor and former creative director at The Old Vic
  • Arsène Wenger, Manager of Arsenal Football Club
  •, co-founder of the Black-Eyed Peas and Grammy Award winning musician, founder of the foundation and Director of Creative Innovation for Intel Corporation