Chief Operating Officer
Sue is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with Grant Thornton in 1985. She then worked for Ernst & Young and Deloitte Touche in audit and then management consultancy until 1995 when she joined West Kent Health Authority as Deputy Director of Finance. In 1998, she became Assistant Director of Finance at the London Borough of Islington and in 2001 moved to Eastbourne Borough Council as Director of Finance and Corporate Services. In 2005, she joined the University of Brighton as Director of Finance. In 2013, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
Sue has a BA (Hons) English/Philosophy from Exeter University (1982).
As Director of Finance, she oversaw the development of financial strategy during the period 2005–2013 which included increases in surpluses and other funding for strategic investment.
As Chief Operating Officer, she is overseeing the development and implementation of a new estates strategy including a number of major building programmes.