Suzanne McCarthy

Faculty Member

Suzanne is Chairman of the Southwark and Lambeth Strategic Partnership, whose vision is to increase the value of care for the people of the London boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth (a population of some 1.8 million). She also chairs Depaul UK, a charity concerned with youth homelessness. In addition, she is Chairman of the Joint Audit Panel of the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service. Suzanne is currently a member of the Board of the Fundraising Regulator and chairman of its Standards Committee, a member of the Advertising Standards Authority and of the Architects Registration Board. She serves as the Independent Appointed Person for the Greater London Authority. In April 2017, she will be joining the Board of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
Her previous Board appointments include the Human Tissue Authority, the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital, the General Medical Council, the University of London and the Royal Institute of British Architects.
During her executive career, she served as the UK’s Immigration Services Commissioner and was Chief Executive of both the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. She also worked at both HM Treasury and the Home Office (where she served as Private Secretary to two Home Secretaries).
Before entering the public sector, Suzanne was a solicitor in private practice and a lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester. She has a B.A. from New York University and an LL.M. degree from Cambridge University.

An interview with Suzanne