Susie KropmanDirector, Marine Biosecurity Unit at Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Susie is the Director of the Marine Biosecurity Unit in the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The Marine Biosecurity Unit is responsible for leading national policy development for marine pest prevention as well as establishing and contributing to enhanced supporting arrangements to reduce marine biosecurity risks, particularly from ballast water and biofouling. Susie led the team that implemented the Ballast Water Management Convention and domestic ballast water requirements in Australia. Susie has also worked on the implementation of MARPOL, the international compensation and liability regime for pollution from ships, management of Commonwealth marine parks and marine environmental research.