Sue Tibballs

Sue Tibballs OBE

Sheila McKechnie Foundation

Sue has worked in the social change sector for twenty five years, chiefly in the areas of gender equality and environmental sustainability, in the UK and abroad. 

She started her career in consumer waste campaigning at the Women’s Environmental Network, going on to represent a consortium of development NGOs on behalf of DfID in the run up to the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995. After being involved in the high profile What Women Want campaign backed by The Body Shop, Sue was invited to join the company and led their global campaign on body image and self-esteem. After a stint in commercial research with the Future Foundation, Sue spent eight years as CEO of the Women’s Sport & Fitness Foundation leading a spectrum of campaigns aimed at unlocking the potential ofwomen’s sport. With WSFF, Sue played a central role in Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign. 

A former trustee and Chair of Fawcett, Sue writes and commentates on gender equality and campaigning; has an honorary degree from Edge Hill University for services to women’s health and an OBE for services to sport. 

Sue joined the Sheila McKechnie Foundation as CEO in January 2016.

Twitter: @Sue_Tibballs


Protest march
23 January 2018
A new survey shows that 90% of campaigners see charity campaigning under threat and recommends actions campaigners can take to protect it.