Robert Peston


Robert Peston is an esteemed political journalist and presenter, who has appeared as a frequent face during the live Brexit coverage. He also founded Speakers for Schools, an educational charity that organises motivational and industry speakers for state schools free of charge, exposing students to inspirational figures from a young age. Additionally, Robert ensures that state school students get the same work experience opportunities that private school students do, through his charity. Due to this dedication, Robert knows a great speaker when he sees one, and so can mirror such traits in his own presentations, ensuring that he stands out from the rest.

Born to a Labour life peer, Robert Peston grew up surrounded by politics. Robert graduated from the University of Oxford with an undergraduate degree, before completing his Master’s degree at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. In his early career, he worked as a stockbroker, before earning his first journalism role with Investors Chronicle in 1983 and The Independent in 1986.

Robert went on to work for the Sunday Correspondent as their Deputy City Editor and the City Editor for the Independent on Sunday. From this experience, Robert established a foundation of knowledge for journalism, which he expands upon as a speaker. He explores the history of UK journalism from the 80s onwards, discussing how the millennia changed the industry.

Most recently, Robert is the Political Editor at ITV News, where he presents a show entitled Peston. The programme includes unbiased, researched and factual information on the latest political updates, as well as fiery debates on the recent advancements. Robert has been a common voice on Brexit, offering a clear, understandable review of the events as they happen.

As a politics speaker, Robert can confidently discuss the inner workings of Brexit, offering his audience a valuable insight into the complex negotiations. For business owners, he can provide advice on surviving the upcoming political events, which have the power to turn the stock market on its head or shake up international trade policies. Stay ahead of the curve by booking Robert to provide his first-hand strategies.

To book Robert Peston as the political speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When he’s at corporate events, Robert is known to cover the following topics:

  • Education
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Motivation & Inspiration
  • UK & International Politics
  • Politics & Business
  • Brexit

Robert interviewing former Prime Minister, Theresa May: