Susanne is the CEO of child rights organisation Plan International Australia. Susanne joined the executive team in 2011 and was appointed as the organisation’s CEO in 2017.

Before joining Plan International Australia, Susanne was Chief of Staff for the Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, and the Arts and Corporate Communications Manager as the Victorian Department of Infrastructure.

Susanne’s career has been grounded in making positive social impact. She is a passionate feminist, champion of young people and believer that humans have more that unites us than divides us. With a keen interest in design thinking and human-centered design, Susanne is interested in shaking up the aid industry to co-design solutions to wicked problems live poverty, gender inequality and climate change.

Susanne sits on the ACFID board of directors and is the Chair of the board of Community Plus, a community development organisation located in Melbourne’s west. Susanne is a keen gardener and keeps bees.

Concurrent Session: Challenging power: feminist practice beyond aid