Suzanna Oliver

Suzanne has a Master’s degree (Hons) in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of York and is a Chartered Engineer, as well as a dual-qualified European and UK Patent Attorney.  In her professional life, she mainly deals with Intellectual Property (IP) matters in high tech environments. She has worked in large corporations, including for BT and ARM, three different tech start-ups, and for a private practice law firm in Cambridge, where she lived after graduating until a recent move back to her roots in the North West.

She has previously been a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Stephen Perse Foundation (SPF) group of schools based in Cambridge, a role she held for 3 years until her move. Prior to this, she was on the Board of the Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form studies, an International centre for students to study in the UK, which was also a charity foundation, before it was bought out by SPF to improve their boarding and sixth form facilities.

She is also currently a Member of the Board of Trustees of The Incorporated Benevolent Association Of The Chartered Institute Of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and has previously been the President of the UK IP Federation, a trade organisation, during which time Suzanne was often called up to directly advise the UK government in the field of UK Innovation & IP.  Suzanne was named as an IAM ‘World Leading IP Strategist’ for 2017, and as a Managing IP ‘Corporate IP Star’ in 2018 & 2019. She was also a national award winner for her Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Leadership work in 2018.

She currently lives in the Peak District national park with her husband, her daughter who is currently away at University studying Law and her cocker spaniel Tyggy.