Following many years, designing, developing and marketing cross-border documentation solutions, in March 2003 Sue formed an independent consultancy company trading as SEPIAeb Ltd.
Sue has more than 50 years of experience working in the computer industry as programmer, systems analyst, software designer, trainer, training course designer, presenter, consultant and technical author.
For the past 30 years Sue has focused on the area of paper and electronic documentation production requirements particularly in the international trade and transport arena. Sue is a keen advocate of Trade Facilitation and she believes fervently that, in the future, modern communications methods will play an increasingly significant role in simplifying cross-border trade and governmental procedures.
She is currently a Chair of UN/CEFACT and is the Vice-Chair of the UNLOCODE Advisory Board and represents UNECE at the IMO FAL Committee. She is also Lead Editor of the UN/CEFACT Core Component Library and the UN/CEFACT Multi Modal Transport Reference Data Model (MMT).
Sue is a co-chair of the UNTDED Joint Maintenance Agency as the UK HoD to the ISO Technical Committee 154 responsible for data element naming and defining for cross-border trade.
She has in-depth knowledge of the formats and uses of standard international trade, transport, financial and customs UN Aligned paper documents and a profound knowledge of the UN/EDIFACT and ANSI.X12 standards, messages and processes as well as the use of XML for business data exchange via the Internet. For many years Sue has contributed actively to eBusiness standardisation work at UK, European and International level. She has been a regular contributor to the work of the World Customs Organisation Data modelling project team.