Sue lives in Annandale, Sydney, Australia with her brown Burmese cat, Moet. She’s ‘Chiefette’ of her own businesses and marketing consultancy, Zulu Communications, a writer, author, artist, and self-publishing consultant. Known as a professional, a doer, and a trouble-shooter, Sue combines a passion and commitment to leading social and cultural change through creative and strategic communications programs.

She is a focused and driven marketing communications expert with superior project management skills and real-world experience across industries and cultures.

Adventurer & Community Builder

Sue left Australia in 1994 to discover what the world had to offer, backpacking her way around the USA, Central America, Mexico, Europe, and Africa, working in Canada and UK for close to 5 years. Whilst doing so, she developed a passion for adventurous and slightly dangerous travel. Because the travel bug has bitten so hard, Sue continues to travel and explore Asia and the Pacific on diving and adventure holidays. To date she calculates that she has visited close to 60 countries, many of them multiple times.

A passionate advocate of community and humanitarian focused work, Sue leads people to opportunities to help connect and support people in need. For fun, she loves to travel, explore, scuba dive, experience life, and celebrate all things creative. Sue has a penchant for the bizarre, quirky and unusual, gardening, painting, mosaics and art, design, music, photography, scuba diving, cooking, movies, food, interesting conversation, bad jokes, psychology …………..and all things feline.

Author

In November 2015, Sue self-published her memoir, Accidental Aid Worker, which has received praise and accolades from literary and community leaders, including Dame Professor Marie Bashir, Thomas Keneally and Di Morrissey. Accidental Aid Worker includes stories of 14 years as an independent businesswoman, marketing professional, volunteer humanitarian, community builder, and leader. Find out more about Sue’s journey into volunteering and community work and read the behind the scenes stories of Zulu’s Community and these campaigns.

Sue is currently developing a series of activity books for children of all ages (6-96) based on her intricate illustrations of Australian Native Animals.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3rd reprint of Accidental Aid Worker (September 2016) features words from Tom Keneally and The Honourable Dame Professor Marie Bashir.
  • Author Brand and Marketing workshop developed for State Library of NSW for Indyreads program pilot and delivered in Sydney via libraries since 2017
  • Residency invitation and attendance at women’s writing retreat, Hedgebrook (USA) – September 2018
  • Author talks via NSW Libraries, community groups, and schools – over  55 talks delivered 2016-2019.

Artist

Sue picked up an Arline pen in early October 2019 and discovered she had a talent for drawing. She draws Australian Native animals from land and sea. You can find her work at wildcard-sue.redbubble.com

Communications Professional

Sue has over 29 years’ experience as a hands-on business, marketing communications professional, and community builder. Sue spent 10 years working in not-for-profit and community-focused organisations in Australia, UK, and Canada before returning to Australia and starting her own consultancy, Zulu Communications in August 2001.