Sue joined the RAD Board in June 2014, but this was not the first time she had been involved with RAD. Having worked for Derbyshire County Council for a number of years she liaised with RAD staff as far back as the 1990's and became a Hallmark Assessor in 2012, visiting Village Halls and Community Buildings throughout Derbyshire to assess their compliance with the quality standards. 

Sue obviously enjoyed university life gaining a Geography degree from the University of Manchester followed by an Urban Design and Regional Planning degree from the University of Edinburgh. As a qualified as a Town Planner she worked for local authority Planning Services in Derbyshire and was a volunteer for Planning Aid East Midlands.

Her working life has focussed on economic development, rural regeneration, funding and grant applications and project management - a wealth of skills and experience she is now using for the benefit of RAD. 

Amateur music making is a passion, she plays the violin and viola in local orchestras and quartets with friends and is Secretary to the British Viola Society.

Sue has also been the RAD representative on the Derbyshire Environmental Trust since February 2016.