Susan leads our interactions with the financial services sector and is supporting the development of the eBioatlas project to provide a global map of freshwater biodiversity.
Susan has a BA in Social & Political Sciences from Cambridge University, and an MSc in Environmental Change & Management from Oxford University. She also has a PhD from Edinburgh University relating to forestry and natural disturbance risks.
Susan has over 30 years of experience working in the public, private, academic and not-for-profit sectors. Her various roles have included research, consultancy, policy, risk management, project management and knowledge exchange.
She has a particular specialism in risk, which began with 7 years in risk management at the United Bank of Kuwait and then Morgan Stanley. She later joined the University of Edinburgh to fulfil a knowledge exchange role providing a bridge between academic research into risks to forests from natural disturbances such as wind, fire, pest and disease and drought, and applications of this research for forest stakeholders including forest owners/managers, carbon standards, insurers and investors. At NatureMetrics she will focus on using this expertise to help develop a global bioatlas of freshwater biodiversity data, including providing support for stakeholder engagement, strategy and project management. She also leads on building networks and relationships with the financial services sector and developing products to address their biodiversity risk requirements.