Dr Susie Wood is an expert on greenhouse gas mitigation and climate risk management in the extractive industries. An engineer by training, she has 15 years’ international experience in a variety of research, advisory and management roles in academia, strategy consulting, and the not-for-profit sectors. Areas of expertise include climate policy and regulation, ‘2 degree’ scenario analysis and planning, operational greenhouse gas mitigation, low carbon technology development, climate disclosure compliance, and portfolio climate risk assessment.
Susie was previously senior manager at CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), where her work focused on assessing the climate strategies and performance of major companies against the goals of the Paris Agreement. Prior to that she spent several years working in consulting roles in the energy and resources sectors, including as a managing consultant in Wood Mackenzie’s Asia Pacific consulting practice, and as a member of the management team at specialist advisory firm Gas Strategies. She has led a wide variety of strategy consulting, commercial advisory, and transaction support projects for energy, mining and financial sector clients across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.
Earlier in her career, Susie was as a researcher and tutor in the Laboratory for Sustainable Technology at the University of Sydney. Her research focused on sustainable resource development, in particular greenhouse gas mitigation in the extractive industries, and she also taught courses in ‘Industrial Systems and Sustainability’ and ‘Green Engineering’, covering topics such as life cycle analysis, energy and resource efficiency, and clean energy technologies.
Susie holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, as well as a PhD, also in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Sydney.