Appointed as an Independent Governor in March 2021.
Sue Steer was one of the first three women to be admitted to The Royal Agricultural College (now University) to read Rural Estate Management in 1979. Her career started with the Land and Water Service of the Ministry of Agriculture and after a spell with a firm of land agents in Cheshire joined Manchester Airport Plc where she was involved in the £200 million second main runway scheme and the creation and management of the £20 million environmental scheme surrounding the new runway. Sue established her own firm, Steer Ethelston Rural Ltd in 2002 and, in 2011 also became a Director of 3D Rural Surveyors Ltd, specialising in environmental matters.
During her career she has been actively involved with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has held the positions of local secretary and chairman for Lancashire, Cheshire, and the Isle of Man branches. She has also held the post of President of the Cheshire Agricultural Valuers Association. Sue is the former Chairman of the national RICS Countryside Policy Panel, a member of the Rural Coalition, and a Trustee of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
Sue sits on the Finance and Estates Committee.