Our Newest Addition— Susannah Fish, OBE

Published 10 September 2021 | by Jillian Kowalchuk

We are thrilled to announce the incredible Susannah Fish, OBE QPM, joining the Safe & the City team as our Policing & Safety Advisor.

Sue’s experienced policing career is marked with continuous excellence. During her time in the police, she joined Nottinghamshire Police in 1986 as a Police Constable, and her career has seen her work across uniform and detective roles in Nottinghamshire, the West Midlands, the Metropolitan Police, and nationally. Her career culminated in being appointed Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police until her retirement in 2017.
She was awarded the OBE for services to policing in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008. She received the Queens Policing Medal (QPM) for distinguished service in the Birthday Honours 2016 and was also awarded Upstander of the Year in the national hate crime awards 2017 for her leadership on misogyny as a hate crime. The evidence from collecting information from catcalling to domestic violence to be classified as a hate crime set the precedent for the UK-wide expansion currently under debate in the UK House of Commons. She retired in 2017 but continues her investigative work at StarFish Consulting campaigning on issues that disproportionately affect women and girls alongside a number of non-executive roles including sitting on the Board of Governors of Nottingham Trent University as Safeguarding and Prevent lead.

She is a graduate of the London School of Economics and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Nottingham in 2018. Susannah met Jillian at one event hosted by MP Stella Creasy for Safe & the City’s support of the Misogyny as a Hate Crime Bill. Jillian and Sue aligned on their vision, values and belief on how technology can unlock critical intelligence to reduce and prevent harm towards women, girls and citizens. We welcome Sue with open arms to join the team and see how much more we can accomplish together.