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Dr Suzy Walton

Dr Suzy Walton

RSA Trustee

Suzy Walton is deputy chair of the RSA.

Suzy Walton is a former Senior Civil Servant with over twelve years experience in Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Defence and other Whitehall Departments. From 2000 to 2004 she was in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. She has also served in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit.

Suzy is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and a Chartered Director (the UK’s highest level qualification in corporate governance). She holds a BSc, MSc and PhD. Her PhD was awarded for her research into military suicide.

She is the Deputy Chair of the board for the internet regulator, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), and Deputy Chair of the board of the University of Westminster and sits on the boards of other organizations including the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Combat Stress. She also sits on various government committees and NDPBs including: the Science Advisory Council (Defra); the National Specialist Commissioning Group (Department of Health); and the Ethics Group of the National DNA Database (Home Office). She has also been appointed by the Government Equalities Office as an Ambassador for diversity on boards and, for the Institute of Directors, she sits on a board committee and is a professional reviewer for Chartered Director candidates. For all the main boards Suzy serves on, she is chairman of various sub-committees. Suzy also writes extensively and speaks on a wide range of subjects.

Suzy, who was a widow for many years, has 5 children including a baby born in the summer of 2010. Previously she was a producer, presenter and editor for LBC Radio, BBC Television and Sky News. She also had a three year stint as an actress in the West End as juvenile lead in ‘Children of a Lesser God’.

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