Dr Suzy Walton
Suzy is a Chartered Director, Chartered Scientist and Chartered Occupational Psychologist. She has a portfolio of board roles and over a decade’s experience in central government. She is an Ambassador for diversity on boards, a role to which she was appointed by the Government Equalities Office.
Suzy sits on the boards of organisations across many sectors including Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the University of Westminster; the Internet Watch Foundation and Combat Stress. She also sits on various government committees including the National DNA Database Ethics Group and the National Specialist Services Commissioning group which oversees a budget of around £3 billion for treatment for rare and specialist conditions. She is also a member of government’s Science Advisory Council hosted by Defra.
From 2000-2004 Suzy led strategic futures work in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. She has also served in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit and from 1996-2000 she was a military psychologist in the Ministry of Defence.
For the Institute of Directors Suzy is a member of the Chartered Director Committee and is a reviewer for candidates coming forward for chartered status. As an academic, Suzy has published over twenty papers mainly on social policy.
Suzy”s early career was as producer, editor and presenter for Sky News, LBC Radio and the BBC. She also had a three year stint playing the juvenile lead in the West End hit Children of a Lesser God. Her website is www.suzywalton.com
Suzy holds a first class honours BSc degree, an MSc and a PhD in applied psychology (suicide). As well as being chartered in three professions she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a fellow of the RSA and a member of Equity. Suzy has 4 children.