Susan has been Chief Executive of Engineering New Zealand (formerly IPENZ) since February 2015. She is, with her fantastic team and a strong board, leading a transformation agenda to meet the challenges of supporting and promoting the profession ‘engineer better lives for NZers’ in this world of rapid change – with the changes supporting a modern, inclusive and external facing organisation and profession. Susan was formerly Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Standards Authority and before that was a senior leader and Chief Mediator with the Human Rights Commission. Her professional background is in law (she still holds a Practising Certificate) and she practiced for many years as a lawyer before adding to her repertoire by undertaking further training and practising as a mediator. She has had over 25 years’ experience across the public and private sector in law (including in the commercial and employment areas) and in mediation. Her broad experience in many sectors, combined with the analytical skills of a lawyer and the influencing skills of a mediator, have given her a wide perspective and a broad set of skills to bring to leadership.