Susan joined the NES Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2015. She is the owner of Susan Stewart Communications and has extensive experience in strategic communications and public affairs. During the Scottish Independence vote, she was Director of Communications for the YesScotland campaign. Prior to that role, Susan has held a number of senior communications and public affairs roles including Director of Corporate Communications at the University of Glasgow; First Secretary, Scottish Affairs, at the British Embassy in Washington DC; Depute Head of the Press Office, Scottish Executive and Chief Media and Public Information Officer at Glasgow City Council. She has also been a political journalist working at Scottish Television.
Susan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and of the Royal Society of Arts and is a Board member of the Glasgow Film Theatre and founder member of the Globalscot Network.