Sue has been the Managing Director of OneFile for just over two years, having taken over from the founder when the business was sold to Canadian company, Harris. Prior to that Sue had been the the Chief Revenue Officer from 2021.
Hailing originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, Sue’s early career started as a graphic designer, gaining a degree at Kingston University. But a love of creative technology led to her setting up the UK subsidiary of Adobe from scratch and growing it to a multi-million pound organisation launching products like Photoshop that have gone on to become globally ubiquitous. This started a career with technology companies, growing European and global businesses in scale having established that business growth expertise was transferable from sector to sector. Roles have encompassed data analytics software at Datawatch, video streaming platform at Brightcove, digital archives at ITN, the news organisation, smart cities – even streetlight technology at Telensa.
Education has always been a driving force within each of these areas working with young people at colleges and universities to understand technology in order to equip them for life in the working environment. For a number of years Sue was a Trustee of NESTA, the National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts set up by Lord Puttnam. He also invited Sue to join the committee at BAFTA to launch the Interactive Awards, which she then chaired for 10 years, also serving on the TV, Archive and Learning & Events committees as well as being elected to the main BAFTA board. She is a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University and has served as a Board member at the London Metropolitan University.
Serving as a volunteer London Ambassador for the London Olympics, she had the honour of representing the Ambassadors at the press conference with Boris Johnson and Lord Sebastian Coe.
Sue lives in Chiswick, West London with her 23 year old daughter, journalist husband and Zac, the rescue cat.