Interview with Susie Hargreaves OBE

A woman in an office sat on some stairs. She is wearing a dark suita nd light blouse and has short highlighted hair.

“I am exceptionally proud that under my leadership, with the team we have made the UK one of the most hostile territories in the world to host child sexual abuse.  Less than 0.2% of known abuse is hosted in the UK.”

“I am very proud that under my leadership the IWF has really helped to bring more women into the industry and helped to address the gender imbalance in the IT industry.”

“I have initiated a programme of reporting portals in countries that have nowhere to report online child sexual abuse, and I am really proud that we now have 22 around the world in many of the least developed countries in the world.”

Susie Hargreaves  joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in September 2011 as Chief Executive.  She has worked in the charity sector for more than 25 years in a range of senior positions.  Susie was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2016 for ‘Services to Child Online Safety’. Today she gave some of her time to speak with Ian Symonds about her career and the importance of the work she is doing now.