Susan’s career was in marketing/communications in financial and professional services, ultimately as Marketing Communications Director of Grant Thornton International, a worldwide accounting organisation.
For many years she has also had an active involvement in arts and heritage. Currently she is a Trustee York Archaeological Trust, the Bowes Museum, the Anna Plowden Trust and the Rowntree Society. She is a Governor of St Peter’s School, York and chairs the Benevolent Fund of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She is a member of University of York Court.
She has been a Trustee of the Heritage Lottery Fund and in 2004 was awarded the OBE for services to national heritage.