Senior Adviser at Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Living in Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Sue is an agronomist with over three decades experience delivering agricultural and sustainability advice, formulating policy and delivering government programs. Currently, Sue is supporting the Australia’s National Soils Advocate by providing technical advice, policy insight and engaging stakeholders. This forward-thinking work aims to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of conserving and improving soil and landscape condition across a broad range of stakeholders – to create an enabling environment for change in the way we manage our soils. This work benefits the environment, enhances sustainable productivity, supports strong farming communities, and helps address global challenges of food security and climate change.
Prior to this Sue spent 20 years as an agricultural adviser and agronomist. Spanning private and government sectors, this work covered the agricultural zones across Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria so Sue has a truly national perspective of Australian agricultural industries and the sustainability issues that they face.Sue holds degrees in climate change (MCC), agriculture (B.Sc agric (hons)) and environmental science (Grad Dip Env Sc.).
Outside work and family commitments, Sue is passionate about the environment and its protection, and revels in exploring and enjoying the great outdoors on foot, by bike and in kayak. She also enthusiastically races dragon boats. Sue is very excited to be part of Homeward Bound and keen to collaborate with and learn from others working in sustainability.