Each year GGI invites a keynote speaker with unique insight to address the topic of our Festival theme. Speakers are invited because of their significant contributions to progressing good governance and because they have a story to tell that is current and connected to the theme.

Previous keynote speakers include Professor Judge Mervyn King, Lord Bob Kerslake, Caroline Clarke, Professor Martin Green OBE, Imelda Redmond CBE and Rob Whiteman CBE.

Last year's keynote speaker was Prof. Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing and Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He teaches business and enterprise at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School and directs the Centre for India & Global Business (CIGB).

Jaideep discussed his much-acclaimed new book, How should a government be? You’ll hear about government initiatives across the globe and explore new levers of state power, as we discuss what the future of government might look like, and how governments can better deliver for their citizens.

We can promise you that this year's speaker will be someone who can expertly put forward the case that a fairer society, without discrimination or prejudice, which includes people equally across a diverse and multicultural population, is a society that is better for everyone.

This year's speaker will be announced soon.