I am … Susie Isaacson, Head of Programmes and Operations

I’ve been …. building relationships and delivering operational excellence throughout my career. I have extensive blue chip experience, including senior roles with BT and Virgin Atlantic and not-for-profit organisations, the British Business Group (BBG, Dubai) and ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). I’ve also worked in a consultancy capacity for the British Chambers of Commerce and set up a Government sponsored initiative in the Middle East to support international development for UK Plc.

Moving Ahead and Women Ahead … provides an opportunity for me to work in an exciting role with a great team of people supporting a cause that I am genuinely excited about. I am passionate about people, teams and business and I firmly believe that developing a diverse workforce to their utmost potential, not only engages employees, but supports business development and growth at a deeper level. This opportunity will enable me to build on my experience at ACCA where I developed a ‘Women in Finance’ initiative, and my role as Chair, setting up a ‘Women in Business’ focus group for the BBG, where I delivered thought leadership and networking events for professional women in the Middle East.  

I bring … a passion for helping others and making things happen to the highest standards. I relish the chance to work closely with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and have a talent for managing people and relationships, often through challenging situations. I have been a voluntary mentor for several years, and relish the opportunity to support and nurture personal development in others. I fully embrace the value of peer to peer learning to enable growth.