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.

Previous keynote speakers include Professor Mervyn King, Rob Whiteman CBE, Professor Andrew Corbett-Nolan, Lord Bob Kerslake and Professor Jaideep Prabhu.

This year's keynote speaker is Dr Anjali Mazumder, Theme Lead on AI and Justice & Human Rights at the Alan Turing Institute.

Her work focuses on empowering government and non-profit organisations by co-designing and developing responsible and inclusive data and AI methods, tools and frameworks for safeguarding people from harm – particularly those most vulnerable, building resilient institutions and systems, and accelerating the opportunity for inclusive, fair and just services, systems, economies, and communities.

Dr Mazumder has over 15 years’ experience tackling fundamental statistical problems of societal importance – human rights, justice, security, the Law, education, public health & safety – working at the interface of research, policy and practice in the UK, the US, and Canada, fostering multi-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborations. Read more about her.

You can read more about all of our previous keynote speakers below.

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.