Mrs Susan Merchant

Blue Link Consulting

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Sue Merchant Independent OR practitioner, Blue Link Consulting, UK EDUCATION -BSc Physics (hons degree) University College, London UK (1970) -MSc OR and Statistics (part time) Brunel University, Uxbridge UK (1977) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE -Blue Link Consulting 2003-present, -Member of Jigsaw Consultants network 2010-present -Metropolitan Police, London, 1975-2002 (from Senior Scientific Officer to Director of Consultancy and Information Services) -Ministry of Defence, Naval Operational Studies, 1970-1975 Higher Scientific Officer PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES -Chair of IFORS Developing Countries committee and non-voting member of IFORS Administrative Committee 2016- present -External supervisor of MSc students’ summer industrial projects for the London School of Economics – 2003-present -Vice President at large of IFORS, including chair of Developing Countries committee 2013-15 -President UK OR Society 2008-9 -Vice President UK OR Society 2005-7 -Secretary of the Criminal Justice special interest group of the UK OR Society OTHER OR ACTIVITIES -Member of INFORMS -co-editor of the Impact column in IFORS quarterly Newsletter, scanning INFORMS publications to help disseminate internationally information about excellent implemented work (current) -Secretary of the ORS Criminal Justice special interest group (current) -Pro bono OR consultancy for not for profit organisations (current) -author of articles/editorials for Inside OR (the ORS monthly newsletter) and OR Insight -joint organising chair of the UK’s national ORS conference in Edinburgh 2007 -Chair of UK OR Society’s Heads of OR Committee 1990 and 2003 -Member of the ORS ‘OR in Schools’ Initiative 2002 HONOURS AND AWARDS -Companionship of the UK OR Society 2015