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.