Sue Suckling

The pursuit of excellence comes in many forms. For Sue Suckling, it is a relentless focus on strategic thinking, disruption and innovation that results in a constant cycle of improvement and upskilling.
Sue is a much sought after public speaker. She is a provocative, passionate, articulate and well-researched presenter. Sue recently presented at the first ever Singularity U New Zealand Summit on The Future of Education and the New Zealand Women in Leadership Symposium.

Sue is one of the New Zealand Government’s senior Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) reviewers, having lead reviews for a number of the country’s key government departments and ministries. She has also successfully utilised this enquiry model methodology to assist with performance and evaluative consultancies for a number of sectors, including health and sports.

Sue has had a unique career in governance, which started in her twenties when she named NZ’s Business Woman of the Year. Since then she has amassed significant commercial wisdom and expertise through a large number of significant private and public sector governance positions. She has lead and directed large organisations and international businesses through mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and new venture establishment, and has focused and motivated her colleagues to achieve highly successful outcomes.  

With Sue, a strategic lens is always applied to every project, incorporating her knowledge in digital technologies, marketing and market research, export and international markets, change management, competitive positioning, product development and innovation.

Personally, Sue is straight forward, easy to relate to and direct. Positive and goal-oriented, Sue’s vibrant energy and objective nature lends itself well to open communications. She is unafraid of challenging the status quo when required, whilst at the same time remaining commercially realistic and approachable. Those who have worked with Sue previously enjoy her determination, nous and strategic vision, calling her a strong leader and role model who has given exceptional contribution to New Zealand business.  

Key Note Speaking

Sue is a much sought after public speaker. She is a provocative, passionate, articulate and well researched presenter. Sue recently presented at the first ever Singularity U New Zealand Summit  on The Future of Education and the New Zealand Women in Leadership Symposium.

“Bravest and potentially the most disruptive speech of the Summit from
@suesuckling NZQA Chair. Great leadership #SUNZSummit.”

MANDY SIMPSON, FELLOW SINGULARITY U PRESENTER AND CE OF CYBER TOA

Performance Improvement

Sue is one of the New Zealand Government’s senior Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) reviewers, having lead reviews for a number of the country’s key government departments and ministries. She has also successfully utilised this enquiry model methodology to assist with performance and evaluative consultancies for a number of sectors, including health and sports.

Strategy

An experienced and skilled strategist with exacting standards, Sue’s ability to ruthlessly clarify purpose and help develop focused relevant new operating models has helped shape highly compelling customer propositions for the wide range of businesses and organisations she has consulted to. Sue’s governance style ensures significant growth strategies and results.

Governance & Leadership

As one of New Zealand’s most influential and effective board governors, Sue’s far-reaching experience spans both public and private sectors. She is a highly revered and relentlessly focused board professional.
One of Sue’s greatest strengths is her ability to identify the potential for opportunities associated with the exponential growth of converging digitised technology. She starts each governance and consultancy assignment with the vigour and courage required to tackle permissionless innovation, utilising her deep understanding of global trends and participation to make rational but brave decisions. Combined with her strong leadership skills, Sue has an enormous ability to empower colleagues and clients to achieve great new heights through taking this approach.

 

Presentations: 

Performance Improvement

Strategy

Governance and Leadership

Disruption and Innovation

Indigenous Community Enablement

Youth Career Development

 

Testimonials: 

“Bravest and potentially the most disruptive speech of the Summit"   MANDY SIMPSON, FELLOW SINGULARITY U PRESENTER AND CE OF CYBER TOA