Global Education Executive -
Telstra Global Enterprise and Services
Susi has responsibility for the Education vertical within Telstra. Her role reaches all Australian schools, TAFEs, universities and key education agencies including those with responsibility for curriculum, teacher accreditation, regulation, credentialing and content creation. The role also has an international focus.
Susi’s key areas of focus are the provision of thought leadership, solution innovation, industry insight & strategic engagement with education C-levels and ministers. She is focused on collaborating with education leaders to help them arrive at their preferred future. Susi is a champion of the link between education and the nation’s economy.
In 2010 Susi established and is chair of the Education Roundtable Advisory Group which comprises highly respected education leaders from across Australia. The group represents the K12 sector, TAFEs, universities, education agencies and peak associations. The Group meets regularly to confront the challenges associated with the changing Australian education landscape. Particular attention has been given to the business issues of student engagement, teacher professional learning, the role of assessment and the use of technology to transform the learning environment. The views of many of the Education Roundtable Advisory Group have been formalised in three white papers: Personalised Learning – Meeting the Australian Challenge released in November 2011; Quality Teaching for Personalised Learning: Leveraging Technology for Exceptional Results launched in December 2012. And mEducation – Mobility Enabling Personalised Learning, May 2014.
Before joining Telstra, Susi fulfilled a number of roles as educator, business development manager and chief education officer in the education vertical.
Susi has published a number of conference papers about developing sustainable learning practices. In 2013 Susi was invited to join the GSMA Global mEducation Advisory Group. In 2012 Susi was appointed Chair of the AIIA (Australian Information Industry Association) National Education Special Interest Group; served as a Board member of the Greater Western Sydney Education Alliance; the ‘We Link’ Advisory Group hosted by Education Services Australia and, by invitation of the education minister, served as a board member on the New South Wales Community Languages Schools Board.