Sue graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in English and History and later studied part-time for a Masters at Birkbeck College, University of London, obtaining an MA in London Studies, a pilot course run by the History and Geography departments. After leaving university, Sue worked for a variety of organisations on a permanent and freelance basis, including publishers, advertising agencies, television and charities and studied for a PGCE in primary teaching. After a short period of working for the National Lottery Director at the Arts Council of England, Sue joined him to help set up NESTA, newly established by the Government as England’s first national endowment. Sue had a wide remit including establishing and managing NESTA’s office, developing policies and procedures, supporting the CEO and Chair and managing the Board and Committees. Sue joined SIB Foundation in 2008 as its Governance and Board Administrator, supporting the Board and committees and managing goverance and the Business Development Grant programme. Sue was seconded to SASC in February 2014 to support the Managing Partner and SASC team as well as the Board and Investment Committee and became permanent at the start of 2015.