Mining Engineer. Winner of the Cranfield Australian Alumni Scholarship, 2017.
Susan has worked as a mechanical engineer in the mining industry since graduating from the University of Queensland in 2009 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics & Spanish). She has worked in Queensland and Western Australia at both coal and iron ore mine sites in mobile maintenance and later in the rolling stock maintenance department for BHP’s iron ore railway.
Susan was excited to be enrolling at Cranfield University’s School of Management where she expects to broaden her understanding and skills in business and also to develop her leadership skills. She is particularly attracted by Cranfield’s strong industry links, the type of research conducted by the School of Management, and the focus of the school on leadership and organisation behaviour.
After graduating, Susan would like to use her skills obtained from the MBA and build on her industry experience in continuous improvement to become an effective and innovative manager.
In her spare time, Susan enjoys windsurfing, travelling and she reads widely on subjects such as history, economics, psychology, science and politics.