Susan Lucas-Conwell

Susan Lucas-Conwell

Executive Vice President, CSIRO US

With 25+ years of international leadership, Board and advisory experience, Susan is recognized for her inspiring leadership, strategic thinking and successful track record in translating innovation into growth. Executive Vice President of CSIRO US (, she opened the Silicon Valley innovation center and manages North America for Australia’s national science organization. An NACD Fellow, she sits on private and not-for-profit Boards as well as advisory Boards (Women in Sports Technology, Growth Resources Inc., Tiatros).

A serial CEO and entrepreneur, she has developed a deep expertise in the innovation ecosystem and corporate innovation/ venture. Susan’s most recent roles were with corporate innovation units at Siemens TTB, Sapphire Ventures, and KLA-Tencor. After an MBA from the Wharton School, she acquired strong consumer goods marketing, product management experience in the US and France. She is a frequent speaker on innovation, diversity, and inclusion. Susan’s passions include her four daughters, sports as an athlete and fan, and mentoring the next generation.

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