A Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Price Waterhouse in Liverpool, Suzanne has over 20 years’ experience in internal audit and risk management, working initially in the private sector for a wholesale retailer and a listed UK tour operator, before moving into practice and joining the Business Risk Services department of Ernst & Young LLP. Following a successful secondment as Head of Audit and Assurance for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), a public sector organisation whose responsibilities included the capital expansion of Metrolink and its operational service, Suzanne joined TfGM and managed the in-house audit and risk team, with oversight of the third-party programme assurance provider.
A former Board member of Vale Royal and subsequently Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Suzanne was also Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee, Governance, Audit and Risk Committee and Primary Care Commissioning Committee, with a broad range of responsibilities, including managing conflicts of interest, information governance and membership of the Emergency Preparedness Resilience & Response (EPRR) operational team.
For the past 7 years Suzanne has been a Board and subsequently Independent Audit Committee member for Progress Housing Group. Suzanne is currently a member of the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Committee for NHS England in the North West and an Independent Audit Committee member for Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service.