Welcome to the home page of Dr Suzy Walton
Suzy Walton has sat on the board of many organisations. She is also a mother of six. This unique combination makes her a powerful motivational speaker. She has spoken in many settings about being the only women in the UK to have been a West End actress, a government scientist and a board director whilst raising a large family. In recent years Suzy has spoken at the Bank of England, the House of Commons and the Institute of Directors’ convention at the Royal Albert Hall as well as in schools and businesses.
Suzy is the Deputy Chairman of the London think-tank the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). She is also on the board of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) – the global regulator for accountants. She sits on the board of Combat Stress which runs hospitals for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and she chairs their Medical Services Committee. Suzy is a member of government’s State Honours Committee which makes honours recommendations to the Prime Minister and the Queen and for the Lord Chancellor she is on the disciplinary panel of the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office.
Suzy was previously Deputy Chairman of the Internet Watch Foundation which seeks to eradicate child sexual abuse from the internet and until 2014 she was Deputy Chairman of the University of Westminster. She has held many other board roles including Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) – the university regulator.
For over a decade Suzy was a Senior Civil Servant in Central Government serving in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and the Ministry of Defence from where she gained a PhD for classified military research.
Suzy had earlier careers as a producer, editor and presenter for Sky News, the BBC and LBC Radio. She was also a West End actress playing a leading role for three years in the award winning play “Children of a Lesser God.” In 2014 Suzy was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Westminster.