Susan Osborne has an extensive career in newspaper, broadcasting, marketing, public relations, policy, public affairs and communications management at the most senior levels. She has won four PR Week Awards and three Third Sector Campaigning Awards, including the national Award of Excellence, was runner up in the NHS Inspirational Leader Award 2011, and is winner of last year’s prestigious Ashden Award for devising and developing Britain’s Greenest Hospital initiative.

She has public sector experience of over 20 years with expertise in managing strategy, teams, budgets and campaigns, and is skilled in working with trustees, media and other stakeholders including national and local politicians and opinion formers.

She has worked with UK universities to promote world class research; devised communication strategies for NHS Trusts; planned and implemented national public awareness campaigns for the Departments of Health and for the Department of Education where she was communications adviser for schools and also Head of Communications Strategy and Insight; she has also worked with organisers of the Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations, and on the preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and was instrumental in the successful merger of the two largest UK cancer research charities.

She is a graduate of City University, London with an MSc (Distinction) in Voluntary Sector Management and Marketing.