Susan was appointed as a Director of Hort Innovation at its registration by the Minister for Agriculture and was re-elected in 2018. She owns and manages two orchards in the Yarra Valley, Victoria, growing and storing apples for the domestic and export market.
Susan has a successful history in farmer and industry representative organisations. She has previously served as a Director of the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) and as the president of VFF Horticulture Group. She was a committee member of the VFF Farm Business and the VFF Workplace Relation Committees, in addition to having served as an executive member of the VFF Industrial Association.
Previously, Susan worked in the accountancy industry, specialising in taxation and audit, and held positions in the wine industry and local government.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Business and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.