Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller

Former Director-General Of MI5, Co-President Of Chatham House & First Female Chair Of The Wellcome Trust, Named as one of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes

Securing Freedom

Securing Freedom

Eliza Manningham-Buller received a 5 star rating across 5 events in 2023

Senior Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Manager
"Eliza Manningham-Buller, an iconic figure in international security, embodies a wealth of experience from her MI5 leadership. Her profound insights on security, counter-terrorism and high-pressure leadership, combined with her advocacy for women in business, make her an exceptional keynote speaker, inspiring audiences with her expertise and diverse career achievements."

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Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"Probably one of the best speakers that we’ve had over the past few years. The Q&A session was fantastic – it felt like she had the audience in the palm of her hand, everyone loved it and she left people wanting more. It will be very hard to find another speaker quite like her." - IPD Global

"Eliza was an excellent speaker and provided much more personal information than expected. Eliza commanded the Q&A brilliantly and made an extra effort following Q&A to visit each table and speak to attendees; everyone thought this was a lovely touch and something we hadn't asked for, so thank you. I personally found Eliza very easy to work with, she is extremely approachable and personable and I would recommend her as a speaker. We have only received positive feedback with one client saying Eliza was the best speaker he had heard." - DLA Pipe

"We have never seen an audience so captivated. It was a joy to watch." - ConvaTec 

“Each year Shaylor Group holds its prestigious annual SiteLink event for around 300 of its employees, and this year we were delighted to host Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller as our guest speaker. Eliza was briefed on our agenda of diversity and women in construction beforehand which enabled her to expertly depict comparisons between the secret world of MI5 and the business world.  Our staff were captivated by her inspirational close up look at life in the diverse and intense work required to successfully manage the multiple pressures of dealing with extremism.” - Shaylor Group

  • 2023 - Appointed Honorary Advisor of the John Innes Centre
  • 2022 - Chair of the Conduct Committee
  • 2020 - Listed 86th in the World's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes
  • 2015 - Co-President of Chatham House
  • 2015 - First female Chair of the Wellcome Trust
  • 2014 - Appointed as a Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter
  • 2012 - Author of "Securing Freedom"
  • 2011 - Presenter of the Reith Lectures
  • 2011 - Named Chairman of the Court & Council of Imperial College London
  • 2009 - Appointed as the Deputy Chairman & to the Court & Council of Imperial College London
  • 2008 - Governor of the Wellcome Trust
  • 2008 - Raised to Peerage as Baroness Manningham-Buller of Northampton in the County of Northamptonshire
  • 2005 - Appointed DBC
  • 2002 - Appointed Director General of MI5
  • 1997 - Appointed Deputy Director General of MI5