Susan has extensive governance, strategic and operational management experience. She has served on a number of Boards including Convenorship of the Qualifications Committee of the Scottish Qualifications Authority, Quarriers Scotland, Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and the Lothians and many others. She was until recently a Non-Executive Director of HIS and served as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Staff Governance Committee.
She has a particular interest in organisational health and well-being and at the request of NHS Scotland was the co-producer of the NHS Governance Framework which the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Jeanne Freeman, has now rolled out across Scotland.
Susan provides consultancy services, specialising in governance, strategic and organisational change and individual development. She also provides pro bono coaching to third sector clients, including Mary’s Meals UK and International Leadership Academy.
In 2014 Susan was appointed OBE for services to Further Education.