Susannah French

pronouns: she/her

Susannah joined the team in August 2022 as Director of Finance and Operations.

Susannah is responsible for leading on all non-frontline areas of operations for the charity, to facilitate the smooth running of the team and programme delivery to meet strategic targets. This includes managing finances and financial processes, IT, legal and governance functions, running of the office and HR administration.

Prior to joining us, Susannah has worked in a variety of roles, most recently as Operations Director for an Education Charity. Having left school at 16, she completed her degree in Law as a mature student, studying alongside working part time to achieve this.

She has been a school governor since 2009, chairing various sub-committees, recruiting and mentoring new governors and undertaking the role of Link Governor. She is the current joint vice-chair.

Susannah is passionate about working to help ensure all students have equal opportunities to grow, learn and develop, regardless of their home circumstances and about the difference that education and raising the aspirations of young people can make.

In her spare time, she loves spending time outside (especially by the sea) with family and friends, running, going to the theatre and travellin