Suzanne Locke

Suzanne started out at Sky News in 1999 as one of the website's launch journalists, before going on to launch and then edit and manage the Sky Movies and Sky Showbiz sites. Having grown up in Bahrain, she left the UK to return to the GCC and sample life there as an adult, arriving in Dubai in 2006 to launch and edit the XPRESS site for Gulf News and work as a development manager across the Al Nisr portfolio. She went on to Emap and the world of B2B and subscription sites as editor of, before progressing into Emap Middle East's leadership team in 2009 as digital development director. After two years as editor in chief of English at Yahoo Maktoob and Yahoo South Africa, she took on the mantle of head of content for, the leading comparison site in the Middle East.

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