Alastair Campbell Keynote Speaker

  • Tony Blair’s Director of Communications & Strategy
  • Writer, communicator and strategist
  • Author of hugely popular diaries

Alastair Campbell's Biography

Alastair Campbell is a keynote speaker, a writer, a communicator and a strategist.  Alastair is best known for his role as Tony Blair’s communications guru. Still active in Labour politics, he now splits his time between writing, speaking at conferences, charitable fundraising and politics.

After a career in journalism, Alastair became Tony Blair’s press secretary in 1994. He played a key role helping to create New Labour and return it to power. After the 1997 election he became Blair’s Chief Press Secretary and Official Spokesman, co-ordinating Government communications and briefing the press twice daily. After the second election victory, he became Director of Communications & Strategy. He resigned in September 2003.

During his time in Downing Street, Alastair was involved in all the major policy issues and international crises. He has said that, in ten years in the media and another ten in politics, he saw his respect for the media fall and his respect for politics rise.

In 2012, Alastair published the third volume of his diaries, covering the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. The first instalment, ‘The Blair Years’, was an instant Sunday Times number one best-seller. He has written three novels, the first of which, All In The Mind (2008) is currently being made into a TV production. Alastair also features regularly as a commentator for the Huffington Post, and in January 2012 he published The Happy Depressive, a personal essay on happiness, depression and the politics of well being.

As an ambassador for the Time to Change charity, Alastair helps campaign to change attitudes to mental illness.

Alastair’s latest book is Winners: And How They Succeed (2016)

To book Alastair Campbell to speak at your event please call +44 20 7293 0864 or contact us here.  

Read More

Videos of Alastair Campbell

Chartwell Bites - Alastair Campbell
Chartwell Bites - Alastair Campbell
Politics, the People and the Press (2013)
Politics, the People and the Press (2013)
Alastair Campbell, Political Strategist and
Alastair Campbell, Political Strategist and "Mind" Ambassador
MPs should open up about Mental Health (2012)
MPs should open up about Mental Health (2012)

Check Alastair Campbell's speaking fees and availability

    Sending your message…

    Please wait, this can take a moment

    Message sent…


    Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

    We can only respond to requests for professional speaking engagements. We are unable to respond to requests for autographs, shoutouts and personalized messages.

    View our related Speakers

    Ed Jones Speaker
    Ed Jones
    Former Chief of Staff to the UK Foreign Secretary
    Alan Rusbridger Speaker
    Alan Rusbridger
    Visionary Editor, Author and Media Pioneer
    Adrian Wooldridge Speaker
    Adrian Wooldridge
    Global Business Columnist - Bloomberg
    Mark Leonard Speaker
    Mark Leonard
    Expert on Geopolitics and Geoeconomics
    Gavin Williamson Speaker
    Gavin Williamson
    UK Secretary of State for Education (2019-21) and UK Secretary of State for Defence (2017-19)
    George Parker Speaker
    George Parker
    Political Editor at The Financial Times
    Edward Lucas Speaker
    Edward Lucas
    Independent Expert in European and Transatlantic security
    Andy Coulson Speaker
    Andy Coulson
    Former Editor, News of the World & Former Director of Communications, Downing Street
    Jonathan Hill Speaker
    Jonathan Hill
    Expert on the EU's financial services industry
    Toomas Ilves Speaker
    Toomas Ilves
    Former President of Estonia