Welcome to the home page of Dr Suzy Walton
Suzy Walton has a portfolio of board roles in different sectors. She is currently Deputy Chairman of the London based think tank the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and is on the boards of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global regulator for accountants. She is also a member of the State Honours Committee and sits on the board of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) – the regulator and funder for the university sector. She is also on the board of Combat Stress which runs a chain of hospitals for war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Suzy has recently finished a six year term as the Deputy Chairman of the Internet Watch Foundation which regulates the internet against child sexual abuse and she was also (until 2014) the Deputy Chairman of the University of Westminster. She also speaks and consults on a range of topics.
For over a decade Suzy was a Senior Civil Servant in Central Government. For a number of years she was in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. She was also in the Ministry of Defence and she was awarded a Ph.D degree for her research on suicide in the military.
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 and played a leading role for three years. Suzy is the proud mother of six children. The youngest was born earlier this year. In 2014 Suzy was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Westminster