Susan is a highly respected and accomplished professional Company Director with a powerful blend of management, board and consulting experience across ASX-listed, public and private companies. She draws on 25 years of executive management expertise in large professional services firms, covering law, finance, HR, business and governance, to bring a practical and pragmatic approach to her board contributions.
Susan has a proven leadership track record as a CEO and senior executive in the national professional services and global finance industries. Her in-depth expertise in financial services and prudential supervision draws on her experience as a banking and finance lawyer with Allens, corporate counsel with the predecessor to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and as Executive Director with Queensland Treasury Corporation. Since leaving her CEO role in 2010, Susan has gained a wealth of experience at the board table in complex corporate transactions, including private and public company mergers and acquisitions, industry aggregations, and overseeing successful capital raisings.
Susan’s strengths lie in strategy and governance within industries that are undergoing rapid change. She chairs, and has been a member of, various ASX-listed audit, risk management and remuneration committees.
In addition to her legal qualifications, Susan has an EMBA from the Melbourne Business School and is a Fellow of the AICD. She is a sought-after mentor, strategic adviser and advocate for improving performance and the quality of decision making around the Board table.
On Australia Day 2019, she was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to business through governance and strategic roles, and as an advocate for women.