Professor Susan Pond AM, FTSE
Acting Chief Operating Officer and Adjunct Professor in Sustainability
Susan Pond is Acting Chief Operating Officer. She has led the Alternative Transport Fuels Initiative at the United States Studies Centre since her appointment in 2010 to the Dow Sustainability Program.
Before joining the US Studies Centre, Susan held senior leadership roles in Johnson & Johnson in Sydney for twelve years, as Director of Pharmaceutical Research and then Chairman & Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Research Pty Limited.
An experienced company director, Susan also currently serves on the Boards of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) as Vice-President, Innovation Australia and Biotron Limited.
Previously, Susan held the positions of non-executive director of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, the Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology and Commercialisation Australia, and Chairman of the Clean Technology Innovation Program, AusBiotech Limited and the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee.
Susan is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Royal Australian College of Physicians and the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Susan was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the community in medicine, and awarded Doctor of Medicine honoris causa by the University of Queensland and the Centenary Medal for services to Australia. In 2013, she was named as one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac Top 100 Women of Influence and in 2011, 2012 and 2013 as one of the Biofuels Digest Top 100 People in Bioenergy worldwide.
Susan completed her undergraduate degree in Medicine at the University of Sydney (MBBS Hons 1), first higher degree (MD) at the University of New South Wales and second higher degree (DSc) at the University of Queensland.