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BSc in Biological Sciences from Manchester University and an MBA from Heriot Watt University.
Skills and experience
Sue brings to the Board significant commercial and strategic experience gained across a range of industries, with exposure to a broad range of stakeholders in both an executive and non-executive capacity. Sue has significant experience in the consumer goods sector and understands the challenges of changing customer and consumer preferences and the need to build and protect the company’s reputation with all its stakeholders.
Sue started her career with the Central Electricity Generating Board before holding a variety of communication roles at National Power plc. She went on to join Scottish Power plc, where she became Director of Corporate Affairs. In 2000, Sue joined Railtrack Group plc, before moving to SABMiller plc in 2003, where she was a member of the executive management team, and Director of Corporate Affairs until 2012 and then Managing Director, Europe, until the business was acquired in 2016.
Sue was a non-executive director of Bakkavor Group plc until 2020 and Tulchan Communications LLP until 2023, and a member of the Supervisory Board of AkzoNobel NV until April 2021.
Current external appointments
Senior Independent Director at Imperial Brands plc, and a non-executive director of Britvic plc and easyJet plc.