Sue Thexton

Sue is passionate about making a difference for people who have been affected with dementia through her experience with her mother who had the disease for a number of years. Silverline Memories was a massive support to her and the family and is delighted to support the organisation as a Trustee.

Hailing originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, Sue’s early career started as a graphic designer, gaining a degree at Kingston University. But a love of creative technology led to her setting up the UK subsidiary of Adobe from scratch and growing it to a multi-million pound organisation launching products like Photoshop that have gone on to become globally ubiquitous. This started a career with technology companies, growing European and global businesses in scale having established that business growth expertise was transferable from sector to sector. Roles have encompassed video streaming platform at Brightcove, digital archives at ITN, the news organisation, smart cities – even streetlight technology at Telensa and most recently education apprenticeship management software with OneFile as Managing Director. 

For a number of years Sue was a Trustee of NESTA, the National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts set up by Lord Puttnam. He also invited Sue to join the committee at BAFTA to launch the Interactive Awards, which she then chaired for 10 years, also serving on the TV, Archive and Learning & Events committees as well as being elected to the main BAFTA board. She is a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University and has served as a Board member at the London Metropolitan University.

Sue lives in Chiswick, West London with her 23 year old daughter, journalist husband and Zac, the rescue cat.