Susie is a senior director for Project Leadership team at QuintilesIMS overseeing delivery of global projects and programmes in the Central Nervous System (CNS) with responsibility for a team of Project Directors and Project managers. Susie’s team are focused on the development of strategies and execution of studies in neurology and psychiatry, including Alzheimer’s, Dementia and MS. She successfully delivered one of QuintilesIMS’ largest global programmes in women’s health and has worked across all stages of the drug development cycle.
Susie joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1993 as a clinical research associate (CRA) and subsequently soon progressed into project management. With over 20 years’ experience in successfully managing and delivering large complex global programmes across a variety of therapeutic areas, Susie is proficient in leading multi-disciplinary teams dispersed across multiple regions. Susie’s expertise and insight is invaluable when engaging with multiple stakeholders including clients, contractors, academics and patients, whilst helping to manage customer expectations and deliver desired outcomes in line with their strategic goals.
Susie began her career as a scientist having gained a BSc Science (physiology) from the Polytechnic of Central London (now University of Westminster), working first in the National Health Service at the UK centre of excellence in cardiothoracic, respiratory and transplantation medical care, The Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Hospital. Subsequently Susie took up the post of deputy clinical physiologist at Harefield Hospital.
An accredited project manager, Susie is an elected Trustee and a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Association for Project Management. She is a passionate advocate for elevating and supporting women leaders in the workplace, serving as a committee member of the APM Women in Project Management (WiPM) Specific Interest Group for eight years, culminating in two years as co-Chair.
Susie is highly respected and is regularly called upon to share her knowledge and experience at Association Project Management (APM) events and Earned Value Conferences.