Chief Executive - Susie Hargreaves
Susie joined the IWF in September 2011 as Chief Executive.
She is a Board member of UK Council of Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and an Advisory Group member of ‘Stop it Now’.
Prior to joining the IWF, Susie worked in the Charity sector for more than 25 years, most recently as CEO of The Society of Dyers & Colourists, an international textiles charity with 2,000 members. Before this she spent 20 years working in the cultural sector.
In January 2010, she was selected to take part in ‘Dishaa’, an Anglo/Indian government initiative to bring together 25 leaders from both UK and India from all sectors to find solutions to major international issues.
In 2007 she chaired the Salzburg Global Seminar programmes on the Arts and also attended Harvard University Executive Programme as one of 60 worldwide delegates on the ‘Women and Power’ programme. In 2006/7 she was awarded a prestigious Clore Leadership Fellowship. In 2004, Susie was a finalist for a ‘European Woman of Achievement Award’ for her work establishing ‘Audiences Europe’.
Director of Global Operations - Fred Langford
Fred joined the IWF in December 2004 and is currently the Director of Global Operations. He is responsible for international aspects of the IWF, the Hotline, technology, information security and IWF services.
Since 2004, Fred has led various technical discussions for the IWF with Members, governments and law enforcement about subjects including the IWF URL list, self-certification process, splash page implementation and advised on encryption and anonymous technologies.
Fred is also the President of INHOPE, the global umbrella organisation for internet Hotlines, and he is a Supervisory Board member of the INHOPE Foundation. He is a member of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative Steering Group and the ITU Child Online Protection Working Group. He also sits on the UK Safer Internet Centre advisory Board.
Prior to joining the IWF, Fred has worked for the Ministry of Defence, Tier 1 ISPs and other organisations in a technical and consultancy capacity. His technical knowledge is primarily in networks and infrastructure architecture. He has worked on projects for the Home Office, Ministry of Justice and the Crown Prosecution Service including consultations on Pan-European definitions of Child Sexual Abuse Material and UK consultations on Extreme Adult Material. Fred is CISSP accredited.
Director of External Relations - Emma Lowther
Emma joined the IWF in April 2011. She is responsible for the media relations, public affairs and marketing of the IWF as well as engaging with communications teams in member companies and stakeholder organisations.
Emma started out as a journalist writing for a newspaper and magazine before taking internal communications and press office roles at Cambridgeshire Constabulary. She managed a communications team at a district council before coming to the IWF, first as Communications Manager, then Director. In April 2013 Emma became Director of External Relations leading an expanded department incorporating the IWF membership team.
She has a Multi-Media Journalism degree, is a qualified senior reporter and holds a Public Relations Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.