Suzanna Taverne has had a wide-ranging career spanning banking, education and media, across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She is also a BBC Trustee.
She worked at S.G. Warburg & Co Ltd from 1982 to 1990 as a senior manager in corporate finance, and joined The Independent newspaper as Head of Strategic Planning and subsequently Finance Director at a time when it was becoming the first digitally-produced newspaper. She then worked as a consultant at Saatchi & Saatchi, Director of Strategy and Development at Pearson Plc and Managing Director of FT Finance. In 1999, she became Managing Director of the British Museum, where she oversaw the Great Court redevelopment scheme. From 2002 to 2005 she worked as Director of Operations at Imperial College, London.
Since 2005, Suzanna has worked across a range of organisations and sectors. She was a non-executive director at Nationwide Building Society and is currently non-executive director at Ford Credit Europe. She is also a Trustee of the Consumer Credit Counselling Service and the Shakespeare Schools Festival and sits on the Advisory Board of Manchester Business School.