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Uncategorised | 18 June 2014

The Top 21 British Speakers Rocking It On A Global Stage

Mark Walker

Eventbrite thinks globally, and that’s no different here in the UK.  That’s why we’re always proud to see amazing British achievements recognised and shared around the world.

Here are 21 incredible British successes who now share their insights and stories on a global stage, inspiring and educating audiences on topics from entrepreneurship to design and everything in between.


Sir Richard Branson

Founder, Virgin Group

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Brand Building



Tim Berners-Lee

Inventor, World Wide Web & Director, World Wide Web Consortium

Expertise: Technology, Innovation



James Caan

Entrepreneur, Investor & TV Personality

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Investment



Tom Hulme

Design Director, IDEO & Managing Director of OpenIDEO and OIEngine

Expertise: Design, Open Innovation



Dr Noreena Hertz

Professor at the Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty, University College London

Expertise: Globalisation, Finance, Decision-Making



Sir Trevor Mcdonald

Broadcaster & Journalist

Expertise: Global Affairs, Media, Journalism


Sir Martin Sorrell

CEO, WPP Group

Expertise: Marketing, Leadership



Doug Kessler

Creative Director & Co-founder, Velocity

Expertise: B2B & Content Marketing



Pete Cashmore

Founder & CEO, Mashable

Expertise: Media, Entrepreneurship



Jamal Edwards

Founder, SBTV

Expertise: Media, Youth Culture, Music



Lucy P. Marcus

CEO, Marcus Venture Consulting

Expertise: Business Growth, Management



George Dyson

Author & Speaker, Historian of Science

Expertise: History, Technology


Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Explorer, Fundraiser, Author and Public Speaker

Expertise: Leadership, Motivation & Teamwork



Lennox Lewis

Retired Boxer, Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion

Expertise: Motivation, Sports



Tony Blair

Politician & Statesman (Former British Prime Minister)

Expertise: Globalisation, Politics



Rachel Armstrong

Senior Lecturer in Research & Enterprise, School of Architecture, Design & Construction at the University of Greenwich

Expertise: Sustainability and the Environment



Sir Terry Leahy

Chairman, B&M Value Retail (Former CEO, Tesco)

Expertise: Retail, Leadership


Sebastian (Lord) Coe

Chair of the British Olympic Association

Expertise: Sports, Events



Valerie (Baroness) Amos

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Expertise: International Affairs, Politics


Sir Ken Robinson

Author, speaker, and international advisor

Expertise: Education, the Arts



Jo Malone MBE

Entrepreneur, Founder of Jo Malone (sold to Estée Lauder) & Jo Loves…

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Retail, Branding