It's busy everywhere at this time of year and our office has been no exception.

We've been busy selecting the very best new speakers for our roster for 2017. As always, we want to make sure that you have access to the greatest minds and the latest thinking to help you select the right speakers for your events.

So, without further ado meet the newest additions to the Speakers Associates roster:


Olivier van Duüren

First up is Olivier van Duüren. Twenty-two years at Microsoft in senior global roles covering sales, operations, marketing, business development and strategy gave Olivier a unique perspective on innovation, transformation and human performance.

In September 2016, he combined these insights in his book "The Dualarity" to help people tap into the energy of personal and business transformation and prepare for the transformational times ahead.

A keynote speaker for events and conferences on business, trends, innovation and performance, Olivier will be on the shortlist for many events in 2017. Book him early to avoid disappointment. View Olivier's full speaker profile.


Justin Hughes

Meet Justin Hughes: an inspirational speaker leading presentations and workshops on leadership, execution and risk with a focus on high pressure environments. He has shared the platform with the likes of Sir Richard Branson and Kofi Annan and has an impressive speaking client list that includes organisations noted for their own high quality approach to leadership such as Cranfield School of Management, Merrill Lynch and UK Sport.

Aside from his considerable experience on leadership and risk, Justin also happens to be a former frontline jet fighter pilot and was a display team pilot for the Red Arrows. View Justin's profile.


Maxine de Brunner

Maxine de Brunner, one of the Metropolitan Police Service's most senior officers, has led one of the most historically significant change progremmes ever. She has driven forward enhanced working practices through augmented technologies, reduction of management and bureaucracy and improved budget management.

An experienced advisor on transformational change, Maxine is available for keynote speeches on leadership, management, technology and strategy. Check out her full speaking profile.


Caspar Berry

Caspar Berry is a highly distinctive speaker. He is a former professional poker player who uses the game as a metaphor for looking at the issues of embracing risk and the fear of failure to speak to audiences organisations on risk-taking and decision-making.

His unique and challenging message will force you and your audience to question many of the things that you take for granted. His highly-acclaimed workshops, seminars and speeches deliver powerful and pertinent messages about the way that we all think. Read more on his profile page.


Barbara Oakley

Professor Barbara Oakley's work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behaviour. The Wall Street Journal called her research "revolutionary" and her book A Mind for Numbers is a New York TImes best-seller.

The founder of "Learning How To Learn", one of the most fascinating facts about this professor of engineering (Oakland University) is that she originally flunked maths at high school!

Barbara is an engaging speaker ideal for a large number of events and a wide variety of audiences. Find out how Barbara Oakley changed her brain.


Andrew Bastawrous

Eye surgeon and inventor, Andrew Bastawrous is changing the world by creating accessible tools to bring eye health to some of the world's most challenging places to those who need it most.

He is the co-founder of PEEK, a low-cost ophthalmic tool which is available via smartphones and is most well-know for his TED talk "Get your next eye exam on a smartphone".

If you need a keynote speaker on science, engineering or health in 2017, take a closer look at Andrew Bastawrous' profile.