Each year GGI invites someone who in the past year has taken thinking, practice or both in good governance forward to address leaders across all sectors at the annual lecture.

This year's panel will feature former Good Governance award recipients and festival keynote speakers. Their collective expertise and experience in the field of governance guarantees a dynamic and engaging discussion, not to be missed.

Register here for more information on the panel and the festival's full program.

Read more about all of our previous award recipients and keynote speakers below.

Jane Davidson

This year's annual lecture will be delivered by the chair of Wales Net Zero 2035, Jane Davidson.

Dr Anjali Mazumder

Our 2022 keynote speaker will be Dr Anjali Mazumder. Dr Mazumder is the Theme Lead onAI and Justice & Human Rights at the Alan Turing Institute.

Professor Jaideep Prabhu

Our keynote speaker in 2021 was Jaideep Prabhu. Jaideep is 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).

Rob Whiteman CBE

Our keynote speaker in 2020 was Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

Lord Patel of Bradford

Our keynote speaker in 2019 was Professor Lord Patel of Bradford, chair of Social Work England and previously chair of the Mental Health Act Commission.

Rt Hon Jacqui Smith

Our keynote speaker in 2018 was the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Chair of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Andrew Corbett-Nolan

The festival keynote speaker in 2017 was our very own Chief Executive, Professor Andrew Corbett-Nolan.

Caroline Clarke

One of our keynote speakers in 2016 was Caroline Clarke, group chief executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Lord Bob Kerslake

One of our keynote speakers in 2016 was Lord Bob Kerslake, former Head of the Civil Service and Chair of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Judge Mervyn King

The keynote speaker at our first festival back in 2015 was Professor Judge Mervyn King, author of the King code of governance and Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa.