Susan Scholefield is the School Secretary. In addition to the line management of the Human Resources Division, External Relations Division, Business Continuity and Planning functions, she plays a major role supporting the Director and Council on governance, legal compliance and ethics issues as well as contributing to the strategic direction of the School.
After taking a double first at Somerville College, Oxford, and undertaking an early academic career at the University of California, Susan joined the Civil Service and rapidly rose to a senior rank. Roles in the Balkans Secretariat, Northern Ireland Office and a post in the Cabinet Office as head of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat were followed by a series of top level positions in the MOD culminating in her most recent role as Director General, Human Resources and Corporate Services. In 1999 she was awarded a CMG in the New Year's Honours for her work on Bosnia.