Dr  Suzy  Walton is a Chartered Director, Chartered Occupational Psychologist and a Chartered Scientist.

She has over a decade’s experience as a senior civil servant and has served in the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Defence (MoD). She was awarded a PhD for her research in the MoD into military suicide.

Currently Suzy sits on multiple boards including the Institute of Directors, the charity Combat Stress, for whom she also chairs the Clinical Governance Committee, and the ACCA.  

She also serves on several central government committees, such as the State Honours Committee in the Cabinet Office and the Disciplinary Panels Committee of the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO). 

Suzy was the former Deputy Chairman of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA), and has been on the board of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners. She has also served terms on the Ethics Group of the National DNA Database at the Home Office, the Science Advisory Group at the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs and the National Specialist Commissioning Group at the Department of Health.   

Prior to joining the Civil Service, Dr Walton was a presenter, producer and editor for LBC Radio, BBC Television and Sky News.

Suzy has seven children, the youngest arrived 2020.