Our Speakers

Every speaker in the Moving Ahead Speaker’s Academy is different, yet all possess a single shared quality: the ability to inspire through their stories. Each individual is either a world-class expert or has achieved something outstanding in their chosen field.

Alex Gregory MBE Double Olympic Gold Medallist  

Alex Gregory MBE

Double Olympic Gold Medallist

 

Anna Watkins MBE Olympic Rowing Gold Medallist 

Anna Watkins MBE

Olympic Rowing Gold Medallist 

Anne Dickins MBE Paralympic Canoe Gold Medallist

Anne Dickins MBE

Paralympic Canoe Gold Medallist

Ashleigh Wallace BSc physiotherapy, MSc sports medicine, Head of Wellbeing (consultant) at Moving Ahead

Ashleigh Wallace

BSc physiotherapy, MSc sports medicine, Head of Wellbeing (consultant) at Moving Ahead

Cath Bishop Olympic Medallist, Diplomat & Keynote Speaker

Cath Bishop

Olympic Medallist, Diplomat & Keynote Speaker

Charles Cousins Olympic & World Medallist Rower

Charles Cousins

Olympic & World Medallist Rower

Chrissie Wellington OBE World Ironman Champion & World Record Holder

Chrissie Wellington OBE

World Ironman Champion & World Record Holder

Clare Connor OBE Chair of International Cricket Council Committe & Former England Cricket Captain

Clare Connor OBE

Chair of International Cricket Council Committe & Former England Cricket Captain

Eira Parry Founder of High Performance Parenting

Eira Parry

Founder of High Performance Parenting

Etienne Stott MBE Olympic Canoe Gold Medallist

Etienne Stott MBE

Olympic Canoe Gold Medallist

Felicity Aston MBE Polar Explorer, Author & Scientist 

Felicity Aston MBE

Polar Explorer, Author & Scientist 

Jaco van Gass Champion Cyclist, Adventurer, Wounded Ex-Serviceman

Jaco van Gass

Champion Cyclist, Adventurer, Wounded Ex-Serviceman

Julia Hobsbawm OBE Author and Specialist in Social Health and Connectedness

Julia Hobsbawm OBE

Author and Specialist in Social Health and Connectedness

Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE Olympic Gold Medalist, GB Women’s Hockey,

Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE

Olympic Gold Medalist, GB Women’s Hockey,

Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE Captain of GB and England Women’s Hockey, Olympic Gold Medalist

Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE

Captain of GB and England Women’s Hockey, Olympic Gold Medalist

Lizzy Nichol Founder and Director of Wellbeings UK

Lizzy Nichol

Founder and Director of Wellbeings UK

Michael Kimmel The “world’s most prominent male feminist” and Expert on Masculinity

Michael Kimmel

The “world’s most prominent male feminist” and Expert on Masculinity

Monica Relph World Championship Rower

Monica Relph

World Championship Rower

Natasha Baker MBE Double Paralympic & European Equestrian Gold Medallist  

Natasha Baker MBE

Double Paralympic & European Equestrian Gold Medallist

 

Pam Relph MBE Double Paralympic Rowing Gold Medallist

Pam Relph MBE

Double Paralympic Rowing Gold Medallist

Rimla Aktar MBE Chair of Muslim Women's Sports Foundation 

Rimla Aktar MBE

Chair of Muslim Women's Sports Foundation 

Sarah Winckless MBE Olympic Bronze Medallist & Double World Champion

Sarah Winckless MBE

Olympic Bronze Medallist & Double World Champion

Tamara Taylor British Rugby Union Player & Six Nations Captain

Tamara Taylor

British Rugby Union Player & Six Nations Captain

Victoria Pendleton CBE Double Olympic Gold Medallist, World Champion Track Cyclist & Jockey

Victoria Pendleton CBE

Double Olympic Gold Medallist, World Champion Track Cyclist & Jockey

Victoria Thornley Olympic Rowing Silver Medallist

Victoria Thornley

Olympic Rowing Silver Medallist