Dame Sue Tinson was ITN’s first female editorial trainee in 1964 and continues to advise Europe’s largest commercial broadcast news operation today.
She worked for ITN as editor of News at Ten for 11 years, and as producer of many current events programmes: political, foreign, military, science and royal. She has also been ITN’s overall Associate Editor and Director of External Relations, and was made a Dame of the British Empire by Margaret Thatcher in 1990. Sue’s insight and media intelligence is much sought after in the corporate world and she has served on the Boards of Asda plc, Chime Communications plc, The Yorkshire Building Society, Freeserve plc, St Ives plc and Cannons plc. She has also worked as a consultant to Camelot and ITV and has served terms as a Commissioner of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Steering Committee and as a Trustee of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
In 2013, Sue joined the Foundation Committee, chaired by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, to select the Appointments Board for the new Press Complaints Commission.