Susan Blackburn

I have developed considerable expertise in how to handle communication during a Major Incident or a national emergency.

I am an Associate of the Emergency Planning College and an Associate of the College of Policing, where I am the Media Strategy Lead on the Multi-Agency Gold Incident Command Course.

As a Senior Producer and bulletin editor on the BBC’s Six and Ten O’Clock News, I travelled around the world telling the stories that made the headlines. I have interviewed Presidents, Prime Ministers and global business leaders. I was the Commissioning Editor of the Ten O’Clock News for seven years, deploying the BBC’s most senior correspondents to provide distinctive and award-winning coverage from war zones, earthquakes and famines.

I have worked with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the National Ambulance Resilience Unit, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and the London Business School. My clients also include the Institute of Fiscal Studies, Full Fact, The Wildlife Trusts, the Mayor of London’s Office, the Federation of Small Businesses, the Inspired Learning Group and Amdocs.

I continue to work with the BBC, training journalists. I have also worked for TF1 French Television, Al’Jazeera and Channel 9 Australia.

I am an Associate of the Emergency Planning College and an Associate of the College of Policing, where I am the Media Strategy Lead on the Multi-Agency Gold Incident Command Course.

As a Senior Producer and bulletin editor on the BBC’s Six and Ten O’Clock News, I travelled around the world telling the stories that made the headlines. I have interviewed Presidents, Prime Ministers and global business leaders. I was the Commissioning Editor of the Ten O’Clock News for seven years, deploying the BBC’s most senior correspondents to provide distinctive and award-winning coverage from war zones, earthquakes and famines.

I have worked with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the National Ambulance Resilience Unit, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and the London Business School. My clients also include the Institute of Fiscal Studies, Full Fact, The Wildlife Trusts, the Mayor of London’s Office, the Federation of Small Businesses, the Inspired Learning Group and Amdocs.

I continue to work with the BBC, training journalists. I have also worked for TF1 French Television, Al’Jazeera and Channel 9 Australia.

 Susan Blackburn

E : [email protected]       T : 07901 868566

E : [email protected]
T : 07901 868566