Susan Brown has a lifetime commitment to the development of good public policy, sustainable development advocacy and constructive political engagement. She is the Director of Public Policy Engagement at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which consists of the WHO, UNICEF, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and other partners.
Previously, she was the Director of Global and Regional Policy and Head of the Policy and External Affairs Cluster for WWF International representing and negotiating for them in hundreds of global and regional political and policy dialogues, achieving significant text outcomes and commitments for all areas of sustainable development. With more than 14 years of multilateral negotiations work, Susan has developed a deep understanding of geopolitical dynamics, considerable knowledge of the behaviors and motivations of decision makers and the process of decision making. She has built strong relationships with country governments, global institutions and civil society organizations at the executive level and led global network teams to significant recognition of their objectives in major international processes and forums including the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the Sustainable Development Goals), UN resolutions, the Convention on Biological Diversity (2008, 2010, 2014) the UNFCCC preparatory meetings and Copenhagen COP of 2009, the UN Environment Assembly, Rio +20 (2012), the World Summit of 2005, the World Health Assembly, 12 UN General Assemblies and many others.
In 2016, Susan received the “Inspirational Women in Geneva Working for the Environment” award.