Contact Us

Home » Speakers » June Sarpong

June Sarpong

June Sarpong MBE has enjoyed a 20-year presenting career during which she has become one of the most recognisable faces of British television. She is one of the UK’s most intelligent and dynamic diversity speakers and event hosts. In 2019, June was appointed as Director of Creative Diversity at the BBC. As their first-ever Diversity Director, she will work to work to ensure that the BBC's content reflects the public they serve.


About June Sarpong

June Sarpong has an innate talent for inspiring companies and workforces to embrace diversity and inclusion, and empowering women in the workplace. Furthermore, her hosting skills include taking on the world’s most challenging live audiences such as hosting 2005’s major Make Poverty History event in London’s Trafalgar Square.  In 2008, alongside Will Smith, she also hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday celebrations in front of 30,000 people in London’s Hyde Park.


June began her career at Kiss 100 and later became a presenter for MTV UK & Ireland, but it was when she started on Channel 4’s ‘T4’ that she became such a household name. She was one of the female faces on the show for 9 years. One of her most memorable interviews was with Tony Blair for an exclusive special, ‘When Tony Met June’ in 2005. This provided her with  unprecedented access to the then British Prime Minister.

Working extensively with HRH Prince Charles for ten years as an ambassador for his charity the Prince’s Trust, June campaigned for The One and Produce (RED). Awarded an MBE in 2007 for her services to broadcasting and charity, June was one the youngest ever people to receive an MBE. in 2021 she was awarded an OBE.

June is the co-founder of the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise). WIE first launched in New York in 2010, and then in the UK 2012. This acclaimed conference has featured leading speakers from a wide range of industries, with previous speakers including Sarah Brown, Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan, Queen Rania, Nancy Pelosi and Iman.

After living in America for 8 years, June moved back to her hometown of London in 2015, and appeared as a panellist on ITV’s ‘Loose Women’. She is now a regular panellist on Sky News’ new weekly current affairs discussion show, ‘The Pledge’.

In 2016, June was announced as the official ambassador for Superdrug’s Shades of Beauty campaign, to tackle product inequality in high street beauty, with the aim of making it more accessible for black and Asian women to shop affordably on the high street. June was also announced as part of the ‘Grazia Collective’, a line-up of brilliant women ambassadors.

An published author, June released her book ‘Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration In Diversify’. In the book, June puts the spotlight on groups who are often marginalised in our society, including women, those living with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community. Diversify uncovers how a new approach to how we work, learn and live can help us reach our maximum potential, lessen the pressure on the state, and solve some of the most stubborn challenges we face.


Booking Information

You may also like

Judith Hann

One of Britain's leading science journalists

Denise Van Outen

One of the UK’s best loved TV and stage performers

Fearne Cotton

TV and radio presenter, presenter of Happy Place podcast

Henry Cole

Presenter of World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides and The Motorbike Show

Nina Nannar

Arts Editor for ITV News

Sally Bundock

Host of The Briefing on BBC News and BBC World News

Alistair McGowan

Stand-up comic, actor, impressionist and writer

Pam Rhodes

Presenter of BBC's Songs of Praise

Dr Jack Lewis

Neuroscientist, TV broadcaster and bestselling author

Harvey Goldsmith CBE

One of the world’s best-known music industry impresarios

We would love to hear from you

Enquire here

Please don't hesitate to get in touch today and one of our experienced agents will get back to you.

Contact Form [CTA]

The Speakers Agency
Steven Bartlett, entrepreneur and keynote speaker
Browse By


Helen Lederer, comedian, awards host and actress who is best known for starring in Ab Fab.
Browse By

Annual Events

Simon Reeve, adventurer and after dinner speaker
Browse By


Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, diversity campaigner, keynote speaker and human rights activist
Browse By


Proudly Supporting
An image of the logo of Child Bereavement UK, the chosen charity supported by The Speakers Agency
Read More About Our Support

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Our former Managing Director Sylvia Tidy-Harris is one of their national Ambassadors and we are proud to support this great charity.

Stay In Touch

To stay up to date with the latest news and developments at The Speakers Agency please subscribe with your email below.