Sue Tibballs

Sue Tibballs is a chief executive with over 25 years’ experience working at the forefront of the social change sector in the UK. CEO of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation since January 2016, previous roles include CEO Women in Sport, projects director of The Future Foundation, and women’s affairs campaigner at The Body Shop.

She is politically experienced including twice serving as a retained Ministerial Advisor. She is an excellent advocate and spokesperson regularly asked to give comment in the media. Sue was awarded an OBE for ‘services to sport’ in the 2014 New Year’s Honour’s list and has an Honorary Degree from Liverpool Edge Hill University for ‘services to women’s health’. She has served as a trustee and Chair of Fawcett and is currently Patron of Crystal Palace Ladies’ Football Club.



Twitter: @Sue_Tibballs

Sue wrote the following blogs for ACEVO:

12 habits of successful change-makers

  1. Habit #1: mission first, not model or money
  2. Habit #2: make space on your dance card for system-change thinkers
  3. Habit #3: ensure your campaigners are able to respond quickly
  4. Habit #4: nurture the persistence required of campaingers on constantly shifting political sands
  5. Habit #5: are you making room in your organisation, strategies and conversations for the experience of the people you serve?
  6. Habit #6: we all know that relationships are vital for effective social change – for individuals, communities, attitudes and policies – but how do we make room for something that we cannot count or predict?