Sue has served five terms as a Christchurch City Councillor and six as a Christchurch Community Board member. She is an accredited RMA Commissioner with Chair’s Accreditation, and runs her own consultancy business. As an elected member, Sue’s “been there, done that”, made the mistakes and earned her stripes.
She is a very experienced chair, who led complex committees during difficult times, including the Planning and Regulatory committee of the CCC throughout the earthquake period. The New Zealand Planning Institute gave her an award in recognition of her chairing.
Sue understands how to contribute effectively at the council table, and how to get the best out of committee members. She understands the real-world pressures faced when you are on a council or community board, and is a passionate advocate of upskilling local government elected members.
"My aim is to have active sessions where people participate. I'm not a fan of PowerPoint karaoke. If you're not engaged in what's going on chances are you aren't learning much."