Suzanne is a high profile international corporate lawyer with previous roles as an executive, general counsel, corporate secretary, and board member. With Masters level qualifications in Law, and a former Queensland Telstra Business Women of the Year finalist, Suzanne is also recognised for her academic and professional success around Australia. She has received many prestigious awards including the Agnes McWhinney Award for Outstanding Contribution by a female solicitor to the Community, 2011; and the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA) inaugural Australian In-house Lawyer of the Year Award for "Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility", 2010.
As an active member of ACLA, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Executive Committee of LawAsia, and a Council member of the Queensland Law Society, Suzanne is highly respected by her peers in the legal community as well as, professionals working in other fields. Suzanne's legal background and extensive experience in working in member-based organisations, make her the perfect choice for CEO of Australia's leading alternative dispute resolution provider since 1975, the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia.