Sue has over 15 years’ experience in parliamentary practice and procedure both in the UK and internationally. She is the Managing Director of social development firm Social Development Direct.
As GPG’s former Executive Director, she was responsible for the day-to-day management of the company including delivery and quality assurance of GPG’s political support programmes around the world and its research and evaluation work.
GPG has pioneered a more politically astute and adaptive form of parliamentary and party support, through delivery of programmes and strategic analysis for donor agencies. Sue was at the heart of this work since joining the company in 2012, working on the design, implementation and monitoring of projects in challenging environments in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, as well as bringing this approach to GPG’s analytical work for organisations such as the IPU, DIPD and PGA.
Sue was previously a Senior Clerk in the House of Commons, where she provided support for select committees and individual Members of Parliament in a variety of senior roles, developing specialist knowledge of parliamentary procedure and processes and working on a number of proposals for parliamentary reform.