Westpac Financial Services, Grant Thornton Australia, PEXA, Advance Asset Management, Asgard Capital Management and BT Portfolio Services
Sue Thomas is an experienced businesswoman with strong experience in financial services, superannuation, corporate law and information technology. She holds a number of non-executive directorships of significant Australian entities, including with Westpac Financial Services Limited, Grant Thornton Australia Limited, PEXA Limited, Advance Asset Management Limited, Asgard Capital Management Limited and BT Portfolio Services Limited.
Sue was the Founder and Managing Director of funds management company, FlexiPlan Australia. Over six years, Sue identified a market opportunity, developed appropriate IT systems and strategic partners and sold the profitable business to MLC. At the time of sale in 1999, the business turned over $20 million and had $1.7 billion funds under management. It was recognised by the financial planning community as an industry leader in service delivery and standards.
Sue is a strong supporter of women in leadership. She is a senior executive coach with Foresight Global Coaching, focusing on female executives aspiring to the C-suite in major Western Australian companies, where she has been a strong voice in helping CEOs understand the importance of delivering opportunities to women.
Sue regularly attends emerging female director pipeline events at AICD (of which she is a fellow member) and provides guidance and counsel for these aspiring directors. Sue has been a pro bono mentor in the McKinsey Remarkable Women program. Her coaching clients universally recognise her personal passion in this arena.