We connect ideas and stories with audiences via first-class speaker representation, making for an unforgettable event

Diane Banks

Founder & Chief Executive

Diane worked in the publishing industry for twenty years, at Penguin and Hodder & Stoughton and then as a literary agent before founding Northbank in 2018, launching Northbank Speakers in 2019 and Northbank Creators in 2021.

She is a non-executive director of the Westminster think tank Bright Blue, an ambassador for the ex-offender charity Tempus Novo, helping to increase the employment rate amongst former prisoners; an advisor to The Entrepreneurs’ Network, the UK’s leading think tank in producing cutting-edge research into the best policies to support entrepreneurship, and an advisor to The Five Foundation, the global partnership to end FGM and rebuild lives through economic empowerment. She writes opinion pieces for Tortoise Media on the creative economy.