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Sue Porto is an experienced media spokesperson and is available for interviews, discussion panels and comment on any articles on:

  • Literacy
  • Charity leadership
  • Links between illiteracy and poverty or the criminal justice system

She has appeared on BBC Breakfast News and has been instrumental in raising the profile of literacy issues through Beanstalk’s work with the London Evening Standard on its ‘Get London Reading’ campaign. She was chosen as one of London’s 1,000 Most Influential People by the Evening Standard in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and was shortlisted in the category of Rising Chief Executive at the 2013 Third Sector Excellence Awards in recognition of her achievements since joining Beanstalk.

About Sue Porto

Sue Porto joined national charity Beanstalk as its Chief Executive Officer in October 2010.  

Prior to this she was Director of The Prince’s Trust South West of England for four years, where she was responsible for the entire operations, management and strategy of the organisation, and before that she worked in the Prison Service for sixteen years where she had national responsibility for Offending Behaviour Programmes, specifically the training and clinical supervision of staff involved in treatment.

Sue has seen first hand the impact of illiteracy and the very damaging effect it has on the long term life chances of children and young people. All too often a lack of literacy leads to a destructive path of underachievement, social and economic exclusion. The work of Beanstalk is invaluable in tackling potential illiteracy at an early age.

Sample interviews with Sue Porto

If you would like to arrange an interview or get a comment, please contact:

Tom Rippon
Fundraising & Communications Assistant
Tel: 020 7729 4087