Chief Executive

Paula Sussex


Paula Sussex joined the Student Loans Company (SLC) in September 2018. Paula has extensive leadership experience, particularly in delivering large-scale transformation and change programmes and services in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

A graduate of the London Business School, she originally trained as a barrister before working in the private sector. Her 25 year career has been primarily in consultancy, but also in the service delivery of large scale IT, latterly working as Senior Vice President with Logica.

Chief Executive

The Student Loans Company’s Chief Executive chairs the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for the management and leadership of SLC’s activities and operations.

Student Loans Company

Previous roles in government

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer, Charity Commission