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Suzanne has worked in the international development assistance sector over a 10 year period and is currently Manager, Sustainable Economies, for International Development. Her current role is focussed on management and oversight of a multi-year activity for the Asian Development Bank in Tourism Competitiveness in the Philippines.

Suzanne has also managed other long-term development projects in Southeast Asia, in particular Cambodia and Lao, with a particular focus on Food Safety and Biosecurity. She has also been integrally involved in development and management of UQIDs Short Course Award portfolio, which is funded by DFAT and includes the provision of training across a range of disciplines to participants from Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Suzanne’s international development career has evolved from her public sector background in Biosecurity, which included work with government departments and universities in Australia, New Zealand, Samoa and Tokelau.


  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Policy, Victoria University of Wellington, 2007
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours), The University of Queensland, 1997
Featured projects Duration
Improving competitiveness in tourism
Asian Development Bank