Sue has over 27 years’ experience in the NHS, initially as a nurse and midwife. She went on to hold a number of senior roles including executive director of patient care & partnerships/chief nurse at the former NHS Yorkshire and Humber. She has also held leadership positions in third sector organisations including CEO in the former Diocese of Ripon and Leeds, chair of multi academy trust, and trustee for children’s charity, Whizzkidz. Most recently, Sue led the major independent investigation into matters relating to Jimmy Savile at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and currently chairs the NHS Savile Legacy unit.

Sue holds a number of additional roles, including non executive director at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, visiting professor at Leeds Beckett University and member of council at the University of Leeds.