Susan has more than 20 years international business experience having worked in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. She manages the Austrade team in Bangkok which is responsible for growing Australia’s trade, investment and education relationship with Thailand and Laos. Prior to this, she was the Senior Trade Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei. She has also completed Trade Commissioner postings in the United Arab Emirates and Greece.

Susan previously led teams to deliver Austrade’s online strategies and business systems to support the organisation’s global operations and connectivity. She also managed programs to promote the internationalisation of Australian industries, as well as helping individual companies to achieve their overseas business objectives.

Before joining Austrade, Susan worked in international trade and healthcare. She speaks Arabic, holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Sydney University. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.