Supervisory Board member

Sue Phillips is a passionate advocate of gender and social justice with an interest in always seeking out opportunities for strategic influence and impact. Her career has been largely focused on working with international development donors, specifically the UK DFID (now FCDO), the UN, regional development banks and a range of INGOs. Sue chose this particular space in recognition that donors have profound influence and impact on the drive for gender and social justice globally. To this end she founded and led Social Development Direct for 21 years (1999-2020), a UK based provider of gender and inclusion expertise in the consultancy sector. There she and the team grew the organisation into a significant influencer of donor and government policy and programming in the areas of gender based violence, women’s economic empowerment, governance and inclusive public services. Sue is currently focusing her energies on the climate emergency, seeing growing global interest as an opportunity for achieving social justice alongside climate justice.

Sue is British and lives in London, UK.