Susannah Birkwood

Global media relations manager

Susannah is a former international journalist turned NGO communications professional with over a decade’s experience in global media and communications. She is the host and producer of Storytelling for Impact, a podcast about the adventures, struggles, impact and ethics of NGO storytelling, humanitarian and environmental journalism.

Susannah is global media relations manager at WWF, and previously worked as a global press officer for Plan International. She is the creator of WWF International’s Forces of Nature podcast.

Susannah started her career as editor of the student newspaper at the University of Manchester, before working for titles including Bloomberg in Hong Kong and Third Sector. She speaks fluent Spanish.


25 August 2021
Development and NGO clichés can be problematic for a variety of reasons. So how can we encourage people to put a bit more thought into how they communicate, without being too prescriptive?