The concept behind The Red Plate came from founder and Managing Director Suzy Levy. Growing up, Suzy lived on a farm with her parents, and two older brothers.
During her childhood, the family had one single red plate which was used as a reward. If Suzy or her brothers did something worthwhile at school, on the farm, or in the community, that action was rewarded at the dinner table with the use of the red plate.
Given our ambition is to deliver progressive and uplifting people change programmes, The Red Plate just fit. It’s our own reward for focusing on topics we believe are worthy of leadership focus.
Meet the Founder: Suzy Levy
Suzy has 25 years of experience delivering complex changes for large global organisations. Though her background includes everything from sales & marketing to major technology upgrades, new product launches and organisational mergers, Suzy is best known for her leadership of the people agenda. Combining her business transformation experience and a deep understanding of human behaviour, Suzy works with leadership teams to drive cultural change programmes and deliver measurable inclusion & diversity results.
In addition to her role as Managing Director at The Red Plate, Suzy also holds a variety of board-level roles. She is a trustee at the Women’s Sport Trust and a member of the advisory board at Foundervine and the creative agency Improper. Suzy was also a Non-Executive Director in the UK government for 7 years as well as a member of the UK Home Office Strategic Race Board and the Civil Service Leadership & Learning Board.
Prior to creating The Red Plate, Suzy worked for Accenture and led the strategy and implementation of some of the most progressive inclusion and diversity, employee engagement and talent initiatives in the UK. The programmes under her leadership achieved national recognition, including Stonewall #1 on the Workplace Equality Index, Top Ten rankings from BITC for Race and Gender, and Top Ten in the Business Disability Forum Index.
Outside of work, Suzy lives in south London with her daughters Lydia and Ayla, and partner Anthony. She is an avid beach volleyball player, yoga practitioner, lover of gardening and the great outdoors.