Susan Makore

Director, Advisory and Insights, Women in News

Susan Makore is a highly experienced media management professional known for her expertise in coaching, training, and governance. She currently serves as Director, Advisory and Insights for the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Women in News program, where she also coaches. She has served as Women in News Advisory Senior Manager for Africa and has extensive experience in executive coaching.

As a Certified Coach belonging to the International Coach Federation, Susan has developed subject matter expertise in media management, business strategy, managing work relationships, sexual harassment in the workplace, and gender balance in the media. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Media and Cultural Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in English, History, and Economic History, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Media and Communication Studies.

Prior to her current role, Susan served as the Group Chief Executive Officer for AB Communications from 2013 to 2020. Under her leadership, AB Communications expanded its media interests, including a national privately-owned commercial radio station, two regional radio stations, an outdoor media entity, a television production house, a weekly newspaper, and Business Times.

Susan’s extensive experience in media management, coaching, training, and governance makes her an ideal candidate for any organization seeking to achieve gender balance and excellence in media industries.