Members and partners

Speak to the future is led by an Executive Committee which meets regularly to oversee campaign strategy. It reports progress to campaign members and sponsors, and is formed as follows:

Executive Committee

President – Baroness Jean Coussins


Chair – Richard Hardie, Non-executive Director, UBS
Honorary Secretary – Mike Kelly, LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies
Treasurer – Amy Thompson, NALDIC
Fundraising – Nick Mair, ISMLA

Campaign Director – Bernardette Holmes


Funding body – Vivienne Hurley, British Academy

Members and partners

We are backed by sponsors (see separate page) and a number of members (not-for-profit, usually national organisations) and partners (businesses and institutions). They include:



Alcantara Communications
Arqueros Consulting
Harper Collins
Language Education & Partnerships
Languages South East
Network for Languages London
Rosetta Stone
Sanako UK
The Chinese Staffroom 
The Languages Company
The Language Show
University of Cambridge Language Centre

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