Born and bred in Aberdeen, Susan is a former RGU student graduating in 2007 with a BA Hons in Applied Social Sciences. Upon graduating Susan secured employment with RGU working within the European Office on numerous European funding projects across the University.
In 2009 Susan took up the role as External Funding Officer at Aberdeen City Council where she is still currently employed. This role involves leveraging in external funding from across the world and is a role that includes representing Aberdeen City at a variety of meetings across Europe.
In 2016 – 2017 Susan was seconded to Sport Aberdeen as Project Development Manager which provided a good overview on Sport across the City. Susan sits on the Active Aberdeen Partnership grants panel which distributes funds to talented athletes and community sports initiatives across the city.
In her spare time Susan is an active volunteer, she volunteers weekly for Childline as a counsellor and mentor supporting young people across the UK. Susan is also a sessional counsellor at the Sunrise Partnership which focuses on support young people who have suffered bereavement or loss.
Susan has been acting as a Trustee on the Board since 2017.