Sue is responsible for Life Sciences at KTN; encompassing Health, Agri-Food, Biosciences, and Chemistry. She also oversees the Materials team, and is acting director for teams including Manufacturing, Access to Funding & Finance, Development and International, and European Programmes.
She read materials science at UMIST and after graduating, joined TWI (Research and Technology Organisation), where her career spanned oil and gas, aerospace, and electronics before becoming increasingly focused on medical technologies and healthcare.
Since 2002, Sue has been involved in knowledge transfer through Faraday Partnerships and then the forerunners for the Knowledge Transfer Network. She received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours in 2014 in recognition of her contribution to the field, along with her championing of the engineering industry as a whole.