Non-Executive Director of the Medway NHS Foundation Trust and BMT Group Ltd
Sue brings a wealth of international, commercial shipping operational experience, having served in senior management and advisory roles for both public and private companies for more than 20 years. She held a variety of roles during nearly 13 years at P&O Ferries, the subsidiary of Dubai based company DP World that operates ferries from the United Kingdom to Ireland and Continental Europe, most recently as Operations and Business Transformation Director. In this role she was responsible for all operational matters covering ports and on ships across Europe and in addition she held the lead for a highly complex transformation programme reaching across all areas of P&O Ferries’ core businesses. Prior to that she was Operations Director of London Luton Airport at a time of unprecedented growth following the launch of easyJet.
Sue’s early career was spent in military service and not-for-profit sectors both within and outside the UK. She distinguished herself as the best student on her course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was subsequently appointed to a number of international leadership roles. During this time her responsibilities were broad and diverse and included tours both at home and abroad. Sue was the first female officer to serve with the Second Battalion Scots Guards.
After leaving the Army Sue spent time as Chief Executive of the charity Cities in Schools (CiS), which ran partnership programmes between business and the community to provide education, training and support to disadvantaged young people.
Sue currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Medway NHS Foundation Trust and BMT Group Ltd.
She has degrees in Agricultural Science and Emergency Planning Management and has completed the General Management Programme at Harvard Business School. Sue continues to work voluntarily in support of her fellow servicemen and women and is involved as a trustee and / or volunteer of several charities in the UK.