She worked on daily news and documentaries across the region and her work led to involvement in diverse projects in the community. She developed the Public Space for the BBC in the Midlands, giving the public access to information and exhibits.
She has a master's degree in Mass Communications and continues to teach journalists broadcast skills here and abroad, as well as developing communication skills with diverse groups from schoolchildren to senior managers.
Sue has had a variety of non-exec roles on boards in the region – as chair of governors of Birmingham school, chair of a medical research foundation, with an arts festival and with community organisations concerned with health and young people.
Not a native Brummie, Sue has lived in Birmingham for over 30 years and is passionate about its history and its future.