Sue Black is a leading academic, campaigner, and advisor to the UK Government.
Black is a Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University with more than 40 publications behind her as well as a PhD in software engineering.
Her academic career has seen her hold leadership posts at London South Bank University, University of Westminster and University College London.
A champion for women in computing, Black founded BCSWomen, the UK’s first online network for women in tech, and #techmums, a social enterprise which empowers mums and their families through technology. The activist is also widely known for her successful campaign to save Bletchley Park, the wartime campus where more than 5,000 women served as codebreakers.
A figurehead on numerous boards, Black is a Comic Relief Trustee and a mentor at Google Campus for Mums. She has previously been a L’Oréal UNESCO prize judge, an expert evaluator for the European Commission and a Nesta Crucible fellow.
Black was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in 2016.
She today sits as a Women’s Equality Party candidate for London Mayor 2020.
Black is a self-confessed social media-holic. She is a mum of four and a grandmother of four.