Sue is a strategic planning and governance specialist having 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 and 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 and in two charitable research funding organisations.

Immediately prior to taking the helm at the DMT, 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 support for older people.