Susan has been a professional director since 1996. She has a Bachelor of Pharmacy and practised as a pharmacist before moving into management roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Susan completed an MBA at London Business School and was a strategy consultant for the Boston based Index Group across Europe and the USA. She chairs Steel and Tube and Theta Ltd, with other Board positions including the Reserve Bank, Electricity Authority, Arvida Group Ltd, Les Mills Holdings Limited, Eroad, and Sky TV. She has been an external monetary policy advisor to the Governor of the Reserve Bank. Past directorships include Airways (Chair), Transpower NZ, Abano, St Cuthbert’s College, the NZ Eco Labelling Trust, Housing New Zealand and Ports of Auckland. Susan was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2015 for services to corporate governance. Susan has been on the Board for 12 years.
Susan will be retiring from the Board on 31 March 2021 after 13 years of valued contribution as an Independent Director.