Susannah leads the Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability strategy and programmes at the Cobalt Institute. She represents the Cobalt Institute on several prominent platforms, including the Global Battery Alliance, ICMM Responsible Sourcing Working Group, PEF Batteries Technical Secretariat, and Eurometaux Sustainability and Trade Committees.
Susannah is an expert in human rights and sustainability, with over 18 years’ in-house and advisory experience across numerous sectors - including mining & metals, oil & gas, renewables, FMCG, ICT and the built environment. She has held positions with Shift and the LBMA where she acquired an intimate knowledge of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance on Responsible Supply Chains. Susannah also spent ten years employed with a global engineering contractor, latterly as the Head of Social Sustainability. Susannah has previously held roles on the CRAFT Code Committee, the Advisory Group of the UN Global Compact Network UK, the Board of the United Nations Association of the UK and as Vice-Chair of Building Responsibly, an industry-led initiative to safeguard the rights and welfare of workers. She has a Masters in Environment & Business from the University of Leeds and a degree in Accountancy from the University of Malta.