Keynote speaker

After dinner speaker

Amol Rajan

Journalist, broadcaster and writer

Amol presents the popular Radio 4 morning show Today and he also presents University Challenge on BBC 2. In addition to these, he does a weekly podcast alongside Nick Robinson discussing the week’s headlines. He was the BBC's first ever media editor, covering the global impact of the rapidly changing media landscape across politics, business and culture.

Before joining the BBC, he was editor of The Independent. When appointed to the role in 2013, aged 29, he was both the youngest ever editor of a British broadsheet title and the first non-white editor in Fleet Street history.

As a prolific writer across a range of subjects, he wrote a weekly column in the Evening Standard, was restaurant critic for The Independent on Sunday for six years, and still writes regularly for publications such as GQ, Politico Europe, The Spectator and The New Statesman

Amol combined his interest in cricket with his desire to write with his first book, Twirlymen, the unlikely history of cricket's greatest spin bowlers, which was published by Random House in 2011. 

Fireside chat speaker

Apiramy Jeyarajah

Chief commercial officer,
Nedgroup Investments

Apiramy is the CCO of Nedgroup Investment's international business. Having joined in early 2023, she is responsible for defining and executing the global commercial strategy outside of South Africa. With more than 15 years of experience in asset management and investment banking, she has led businesses with a unique focus on client-centric outcomes. Prior to her current role, she held key positions at leading financial institutions including Aviva Investors, where she was the head of UK wholesale.