Sue is a member of the Chartered Institute for Public Relations and has thirty five years' experience in national journalism, public relations and charity management. Her career includes roles as an investigative on-screen correspondent for TV's Newsnight, Watchdog and Dispatches. Sue then gained a decade's experience in senior management, strategic communications, fundraising and campaigning during her time as Head of Media for Christian Aid and Director of Communications for ActionAid UK. She has been a trustee of the International Broadcasting Trust.

Sue is now Director of External Relations for the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, representing head teachers of the UK's leading independent schools and working with the state sector on campaigns to improve schooling for all pupils.