Sue has worked in the NHS throughout her working life, most of this being in Manchester, in a variety of positions. Initially qualifying as a physiotherapist and working clinically for a number of years, Sue then qualified as a lecturer in physiotherapy and from 1993 to 2000 was principal of the Manchester School of Physiotherapy. She lead the School in becoming the largest Physiotherapy School in Europe and established post graduate courses and expanded overseas recruitment. From 2000 Sue moved into hospital management, first as Director of Clinical Services at Central Manchester Hospitals Trust, then from 2007 she became Director of Corporate Services/Trust Secretary.
One of Sue’s proudest achievements was the organising of the official opening of the Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s £500 million hospitals complex by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in the Queen’s Jubilee year of 2012. In 2013 Sue retired from this full time post and now works on a part time basis for the Hospital Trust. Sue has a keen interest in public health and gained an MSc in Public Health and Epidemiology from the University of Manchester. Sue also holds a Diploma in Management Studies which she gained in 1993.
Sue has been a magistrate on the Manchester and Salford Bench since 2004 serving in both the adult and youth courts. For the past year she has also sat at the Crown Court on appeals. Sue is also a member of the Independent Monitoring Board for prisons and carries out duties at HMP Manchester. These duties monitor standards of care and decency in the day to day life of the prison, including how well prisoners are prepared for their eventual release.
Sue has been a Samaritan volunteer and is an experienced mentor particularly with young people.
Sue is married with two daughters and has two grandchildren and enjoys spending time with her family. In addition Sues loves live opera, film and travelling.
Sue was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2013