Dr Sue Fyfe
Executive director, Environmental Science and Reporting Branch, Climate Adaptation and Resilience Division, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Dr Fyfe combines a PhD in biology and geosciences from the University of Wollongong with over 16 years’ public sector leadership experience, leading teams in the application of science and spatial data to government policy and programs. She has a passion for both terrestrial and marine biodiversity and ecology, and for evidence-based policy built on accessible science data and information.
Dr Fyfe spent 4 years at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (Parks Australia) as the director responsible for the Australian Biological Resources Study, Bush Blitz program, National Seed Bank, biodiversity informatics and the department’s partnership with CSIRO in the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, including serving as deputy director of the Australian National Herbarium. Prior to that, Dr Fyfe led Geoscience Australia’s science data stewardship reform and eResearch initiatives. More recently, she has been responsible for environmental data, modelling and analytics teams in the department’s Geospatial and Information Analytics Branch, including progressing the national Biodiversity Data Repository Project under the Digital Environmental Assessments Program. She is currently branch manager responsible for the National Environmental Science Program, State of the Environment Reporting and the national Environmental-Economic Accounts program.