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About Us

Sue Newport Consulting was set up in 2008 by Sue Newport to provide tailor-made services to not-for-profit organisations in the UK and internationally.

Post cataract removal, Rajasthan, IndiaSue holds a Masters degree in Health planning, policy and financing and post graduate qualifications in management studies, environmental management and marketing. Prior to becoming an independent consultant Sue held a number of high level management and planning roles including CEO (Maternity Worldwide), Director of Strategic Planning and Information Management (Sightsavers International), Regional Business Manager (Health Protection Agency) and Regional Director, Africa and Arab World (Marie Stopes International).

Sue is an experienced senior manager and consultant with over 18 years of international health care experience and of supporting organisations with strategic planning, organisational development, change management and performance management; including setting and monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) and performance evaluation. Sue has significant experience in the not-for-profit sector ranging from leading start-up projects to effective result-oriented programme management and to negotiating, planning and financing programme expansion and developing strategies for long term sustainability.

Uniformed service personnel and young people post focus group discussions on the effectiveness of peer education, Abuja, NigeriaIn addition Sue has technical expertise in the provision of sexual and reproductive health care, including HIV/AIDS, family planning and maternal/obstetrics care. Sue has over 17 years of experience in negotiating, designing, managing and evaluating health service delivery programmes (both static and outreach), behaviour change communications (BCC) and social marketing programmes. Sue regularly provides technical assistance to and undertakes situational analyses, project evaluations and assessments on behalf of funders and NGOs. She has significant experience working with harder to access and vulnerable groups including adolescents, pastoralists, women, drug users and communities in challenging environments. Sue has a particular interest in health care in fragile and post-conflict settings.

Sue has undertaken a number of desk reviews of health care systems, policies and enabling environments for international organisations and is an active member of a number of working groups and steering committees. Sue was a member of the DFID working group (and subsequent steering group) for improved knowledge management and the integration of health communications into projects which resulted in the Exchange programme.

Commercial sex workers participating in the evaluation of sexual and reproductive health services in Sokoto State, NigeriaSue is skilled in managing varied and often conflicting stakeholder interests and in developing productive relationships and alliances across stakeholder groups, including internally. Her proven management and technical skills and expertise are complemented by her excellent communication skills, ability to understand complex organisations and issues quickly and her ability to focus on detail whilst retaining a strategic overview.

Sue has a network of associates who are experts in their field and consequently can ensure that clients receive support that is specifically tailored to the challenges they are facing. Flexibility and a realistic approach to addressing the clients' needs means that Sue Newport Consulting offers everything from a comprehensive solution for organisations looking to improve their effectiveness to one off support to address a specific issue. Sue Newport Consulting has an expanding network of clients, located in the UK and across the globe. Sue has particular expertise and experience of working in Africa and other resource poor settings in Asia and Central Asia. Clients have included CARE International, DfID, Options consulting, Health Unlimited, UNFPA, the Institute of Postgraduate Medicine (Universities of Brighton and Sussex), UNICEF, KIT, CORDAID, Tourism Concern and the Brighton/Lusaka Higher Education Link.

Sue is committed to her professional development and regularly attends professional meetings and training sessions to ensure that her skills and knowledge are current.
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