Susie's strengths lie in communication using her skills as a linguist and working for a decade across cultures, diplomacy, brand strengthening, networking and ambassadorial support. Combine this with her ability to achieve at the highest level in elite sport and she will support your business in it's growth and development. Susie is a professionally qualified (through the Financial Times) and experienced Non-Executive Director with expertise in strategy development, concept creation, communication and policy development, diversity and inclusion and political lobbying. She is a skilled public speaker and innovator.
Susie has experience working across cultures on projects incorporating bilateral work. She understands the need to speak a client's language and understand their background in order to work better with them. She studied Modern Languages at Newcastle University (French, German and Spanish) specifically because she believes in the importance of language learning to support economic development and political engagement. Susie recently represented the British Council and Sport at the 4th annual Meeting of the China-UK People to People dialogue. She has experience talking to people at all levels, on different agendas. A skilled linguist, she is now learning Mandarin to continue working with China in the future on shared programmes.
Leadership and director roles
Alongside her career as an athlete and her work for the British Council, Susie also sits as a Director on three Boards: the British Athletes Commission (BAC) and the London legacy charity Spirit of 2012 and more recently she was appointed to the Board of Raleigh International. Susie chairs two sub-committees; the Athlete Advisory Group at the BAC and the Spirit of Achievement panel at Spirit of 2012, which specifically oversees inclusive projects and grant programmes undertaken by the charity. Susie also sits on the Audit and Risk and Performance Evaluation panels. She has a decade of experience developing projects from working on pilot programmes, right through to fixed project cycles. She has worked extensively on Risk and Issues, Recruitment and Monitoring and Evaluation throughout her career. Susie was selected as one of 100 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2018. As part of this prestigious selection, Susie will embark on a five-year guided international leadership programme with fellow YGLs.
Motivational and Public Speaking
Susie is a talented inspirational speaking. She has spoken for Women's Networks at Shell, client events for Samsung including Vodafone staff days, Awards ceremonies for London Sport and GLL as well as at schools both local and in China. She was a keynote speaker at the launch of the Inspiring Women programme in Beijing in 2016 at the British Embassy. Susie is a highly skilled communicator, capable of adapting her inspiring speech about performance at the highest level to a wide variety of audiences both in the UK and abroad. She uses her language skills to appeal across cultures. Whatever your agenda for the day, Susie can work with you to incorporate your key messages and to promote your agenda alongside discussing her inspiring professional and athletic performance.