Sue is Chief Executive of the Dunhill Medical Trust, an independently endowed foundation focused on funding research into the mechanisms of ageing and improving health and social care for older people.

She is a strategic planning and governance specialist and spent the first half of her career in private sector finance, strategic marketing and corporate transformation roles. Some pro bono work assisting universities with commercialising their intellectual property led to a sabbatical to undertake a Master’s degree in science policy and innovation.

She has since served on the executive board of a number of UK higher education institutions in strategy, finance and planning roles and as a non executive on the Board of a college of further education. Immediately prior to her current role, she combined heading up a national academic network of senior scientists and engineers with being governance lead for an almshouse trust providing accommodation and community services for older people.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Trustee of the Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research Foundation, and in her spare time, can usually be found in the vicinity of a boat.