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Suzanne brings an extensive background in business-led development, B2C and B2B marketing from both the public and private sectors. She has worked in senior positions across media and technology corporates: Sony Music, Polygram International, Virgin Management Group, BBC, Channel 4, ITN and as a development executive within Big 5 Consultancy Firm (Public Private Partnerships / Capital Markets / Project Finance). Since 2001 she has been focused on delivery of economic development, inward investment across both Creative Industries and wider innovation and knowledge economy sectors (Delivering Smart Specialisation ￡130m GBP Innovation programme in Merseyside), and in Regional Government at NWDA focused MediaCityUK urban regeneration BBC relocation project, the largest digital infrastructure project in Europe. She was a UK Government advisory member of the Creative Industries UK Regions and Nations Group between 2009-2011 (which advised on the set up of UK Government TechCity London), and contributes ongoing creative and digital research projects with NESTA, Innovate and Tech North. A member of Liverpool UNESCO World Heritage Steering Group (2016), The Royal Society of Arts (RSA UK) she has diverse public sector experience across capital regeneration, business support, skills and inclusion, health, and circular economy programmes. With a particular interest in the use of innovative PPP’s, technology deployment, sensors and open data in the delivery of sustainable interventions in Urban Centres focused on improving Citizen quality of life and wellbeing. Suzanne has particularly specialised in the delivery of RIS3 interventions in Liverpool City Region using European Union Funding, and has contributed to successful bids from EU and UK Government Funded organisations including European Commission (Objective 1 Merseyside Programme) European Cluster Initiative (UK Regional Government), Department for Culture Media and Sport (UK) digital and creative specialist skills and business delivery models, Future Cities Catapult and UK Trade and Investment (now Department for International Trade). Her research on the establishment of detailed data analytics and supply chain mapping in RIS3 innovation sectors was acquired by UK Government BIS in 2010.