There are a small number of politicians who have been able to transcend The Palace of Westminster and become household names; not only that, 8000 London bicycles were named after him. It is, of course, Boris Johnson: politician, TV presenter, newspaper columnist, Brexit campaigner and foreign secretary. Boris returns to speaking covering politics and current affairs topics as well as being on hand to deliver his now infamous after dinner speeches.
Foreign Secretary, prominent Brexit campaigner and former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is a household name in British politics. Author, former editor of The Spectator and most importantly one of the UK's most prominent and prolific politicians.
Outside of his governmental duties, Boris Johnson is a superb after dinner speaker and well-known writer and broadcaster. Former Mayor of London, a role which cemented his place in British politics, this combined with his large role in the Vote Leave campaign of the Brexit vote allowed aided him to his position in the cabinet as foreign secretary.
Born in New York in 1964, Boris was educated at Eton, (King's Scholar) and Balliol College, Oxford (Brackenbury Scholar in Classics), where he was President of the Union.
After being a trainee reporter with the Times and the Wolverhampton Express and Star, he joined the Daily Telegraph, serving successively as a leader and feature writer, European Community correspondent and Assistant Editor. In 1997 he was voted "What the Papers Say" Political Commentator of the Year and in 1998 he was designated Pagan Federation of Great Britain National Journalist of the Year.
Appointed Editor of The Spectator in August 1999, Boris Johnson was voted Editors' Editor of the Year and Columnist of the Year at the British Press Awards, and proceeding this Boris took on a weekly column in The Daily Telegraph.
The politician has published a number of books including texts which cover prominent domestic politicans and foreign affairs.
Boris Johnson fought Clwyd South in the 1997 General Election and was elected to represent Henley at the 2001 General Election. He has previously served as Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party and as Shadow Minister for the Arts and Higher Education.
In his role as Mayor of London, Boris pioneered the cycling scheme ‘Boris’ Bikes’ and he made the popular decision of bringing back the old Routemaster bus.
Boris's unique style and personality and his ability to engage with the audience make him one of the most sought after speakers on the corporate circuit. Boris's television appearances have been numerous, ranging from Have I Got News For You and Room 101, to Top Gear and Who Do You Think You Are?
Both witty and erudite, Boris is an excellent after-dinner speaker, Bringing together the worlds of politics, journalism and foreign affairs, Boris will entertain and educate the corporate circuit.
His speaking topics include:
- Domestic and foreign politics
- Current affairs and journalism
- The city of London
- The global economy