Mark Foster

Mark Foster

An Olympic swimmer and multiple world record breaker, Mark Foster has grown into one of the most recognised and respected names in British sport.

He has been seen on billboards and buses for well over a decade in his multiple roles as brand ambassadors for companies including Speedo and Wellman.

Mark Foster is a smart, humorous and engaging host and speaker. He draws upon his career as an international swimmer, high-profile commentator and popular TV presenter to inspire and keep his audience hooked.

As well as inspiring individuals and teams with his sporting achievements, he also reflects on the role his personal life has played in his professional performance. Despite his achievements, it was only in 2017 that Mark Foster opened up about being gay and how that affected his career, and he now speaks to build awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book Olympic swimmer and LGBTQ+ speaker Mark Foster for your next event.

Type Of Speaker


Mark was a speaker at Leicester Tigers for a game that we played against London Welsh. With over 300 people in the room, Mark used different techniques to keep everyone engaged and interested in what he was saying. With mostly businessmen and sports fans in the room, Mark was able to conduct himself in a manner that suited both parties and children. Mark’s experience in life after sport was extremely interesting, and our 1st team players took this in as something they need to start thinking about as well. The interactivity that Mark had with our guests was exceptional and spent over an hour signing autographs and having photos and it was a pleasure to host him and have him as our guest speaker.
Emily, Leicester Tigers

Mark was a spokesperson for Gillette’s International Men’s day campaign where we wanted to raise awareness of men’s health but importantly male role models and the impact they can have. Mark spoke eloquently about his experiences growing up and what he sees as important for kids growing up. He really nailed the messaging and as a last-minute brief to him he delivered above and beyond what we could have asked for.
Mark, HK Strategies

The event was a huge success; Mark was a great speaker and we have had plenty of compliments following the event. Please do pass on my thanks again to Mark. We all found him so approachable and he told his story to a wide-ranging audience and managed to engage everyone – pupils, parents and staff alike. He may like to know that we also raised over £3000 towards the school charities so thank you for his help in the various activities throughout the evening that supported that.
Nicki, Wycombe Abbey School

Mark was a superb speaker; open, frank, positive, constructive and enlightening, we all came away with a refreshed perspective on self-care, choosing your outlook and positive mindset – and how these approaches can help us through hard time.
Alun, Health & Wellbeing Strategy Lead, UK Home Office

He was fantastic, very personable and a brilliant speaker. He very openly shared his personal and professional stories, which were very inspiring and thoroughly engaged the audience. We’ve received great feedback.
Grace, American Express

I’d like to thank Mark for his massive contribution to our event. He was a total hit with the audience and is scoring 10/10 in our post-event survey! From my perspective, he encapsulated the brief perfectly and got all the messages I needed out to the team in a really compelling but down to earth way. His style was relaxed but he had everyone hooked from the start, right through to the end. The Q&A was a real highlight and I really appreciate him addressing the many questions from the floor in such an encouraging way. Inspirational! Mark was open, warm, friendly and extremely polite to everyone he met on the night and very accommodating to the many ‘selfie’ requests. Genuinely a lovely human being! Everyone was still talking about Mark the next day which shows the deep impact he had on the team and I’m sure this will encourage them to test themselves ‘beyond limits’ in the future.
Nathalie, BT & EE

What a brilliant day. Thank you so much for helping me out. Mark was a star and nothing but positive feedback from parents and children. They want him every year.
David, Headmaster

The feedback has been excellent!! Mark gave a very insightful and entertaining speech which was very well received and also spent time answering questions from the floor. He was happy to sign items and pose for photographs with guests which was great and much appreciated!
ACCA Cymru Wales

SportBusiness Group has worked with a number of high profile athletes in a professional speaking capacity and would consider Mark one of the best.
SportBusiness Group

Great speaker- funny, insightful, not afraid to laugh at himself and generally a very engaging presenter and presentation.

Great speaker, held the audience, very relevant to our company event where he had a mixed motivational and educational agenda.
Blue Prism

A very chatty guy who was great company for the evening and nailed his motivational speech.
AG Barr

Mark was the guest speaker at our end of year Prize Day and celebrations. He proved to be an excellent match for the occasion, engaging with every single prize winner and addressing an inspirational speech to all pupils, parents and guests. He also gave much of himself after the ceremony, interacting with the school community for photos and autographs. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome for the day, and are grateful to Champions Speakers for their continued support with our events.
Jamie, Berkhamsted Prep School

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