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Susan is an experienced leader encompassing more than 20 years working across multi-disciplined areas and diverse industries. She began her career in the corporate sector, holding senior positions in marketing and communications with a key focus on brand architecture, business strategy and development.
Susan was elected Mayor of Woollahra in 2011 having been elected to Woollahra Council in 2008. At that time she was the youngest female elected to this position which had been held by only 9 woman in over 150 years. In her second term from 2015-2018, she was Deputy Mayor and in her third term elected Mayor in 2019.
In addition to her Local Government role Susan is Director of Capital at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, a Non-Executive Director with the ASX listed company MoneyMe and National Chair of the Red Cross Society of Women Leaders.
Susan is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Affiliate of the Governance Institute of Australia.
“My career has been diverse to say the least with numerous highlights. Most proudly I have balanced my career whilst raising two girls as a single mother.
Probably the most rewarding time was building a successful children’s clothing company. Like all start-ups this was not without its challenges however having worked in branding and marketing it was exciting to bring my own brand to life and the lessons learnt through this time have stayed with me throughout my career.”
Collective knowledge, experience and wisdom is powerful. Coraggio has created a unique platform for their members to share their challenges, opportunities and vision within a safe and trusted environment, all with the common goal to find solutions, strive for excellence and continue to grow as individuals. There is no other organisation which offers such a supportive and collaborative business approach.
The diversity of members results in innovative and lateral thinking and the guest speakers offering diverse insights regarding a vast array of topics, serves to really strengthen every members’ knowledge and the Coraggio experience.
Not only is this a professional organisation but an organisation which creates lasting friendships whilst generating some fun memories along the way.