Sue has spent her career in public and non-profit sector consultancy with core expertise in strategic leadership, board and governance effectiveness and organisational development. She was a Director and Co-Founder of Foresight Partnership – a highly respected, niche consultancy offering organisational development and leadership consultancy to Boards, senior teams and expert professional/clinical leaders. In November 2014 it was acquired by the UK arm of GE Healthcare’s global healthcare advisory business and Sue joined as a Partner on the UK board.
Bringing a strong organisational development approach, she has worked developmentally with the boards and senior leaders of well over 150 organisations. Her well-honed strategic capability and depth of experience as a facilitator enables her to work effectively with complexity. She works sensitively with leaders at the most senior levels.
She stepped down from GE Healthcare Partners in favour of a portfolio that includes non-executive roles, carefully selected consultancy projects and a range of support to innovative social enterprises and their leaders.
In her work with social enterprises and charities, Sue has coached and supported senior leaders through the ‘growing pains’ of moving past the start-up phase to build healthy and sustainable organisations. This experience has allowed her to hone a hybrid model that brings together coaching and organisational/institutional development expertise to support the development of both the individual leader and the organisation.
She is an experienced Non-Executive Director with 20 years of experience in a range of board roles in the public, private and third sectors. She is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust where she chairs the People and Culture Committee. She also serves on the board of a multi-academy schools trust and Chairs an innovative young charity that campaigns to end period poverty with a particular focus on asylum seekers and refugees.
Her early career was spent supporting change in public policy and institutional development in the housing sector in South Africa ahead of and following the first democratic elections. She was part of the non-governmental forum that crafted South Africa’s post-apartheid housing policy and was part of the leadership team on the delivery of the largest of Nelson Mandela’s special presidential urban renewal projects – a capital programme encompassing engineering infrastructure, safety and security, housing, health, education, social care and social infrastructure targeting women and young people.