Sue has been a media, marketing and advocacy professional for more than 30 years, working in the UK and Australia.
In the 1980s she set up an award-winning full service communications agency in London. After a management buy-out in 2000, Sue continued as an adviser. Her client list included Ernst & Young, Unilever, Sovereign Capital, the Museums Libraries and Archives Council and British Library.
Moving to Australia in 2007, Sue had her own company in Melbourne providing strategic advice, marketing, communications and project management to federal, state and local governments, cultural institutions, and universities.
In 2012, Sue joined the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the peak body for libraries and information professionals, as CEO, heading up the team based at ALIA House, Canberra, and staff working in every state and territory.
In her current role, Sue works with other stakeholders to pursue a broad range of interests, including lobbying for copyright law reform, supporting humanities research, improving digital access to cultural collections, championing Australian writing, developing an early language and literacy strategy, and ensuring quality education through higher education and VET course accreditation.