Susan graduated with LLB and a Diploma in Business and Secretarial Studies from Strathclyde University in 1980.
She has worked in legal firms in Inverness, West Highlands and Dumfries & Galloway before emigrating to New Zealand in 2001 where she spent 16 years working in several large firms in Christchurch.
The two large earthquakes that struck Christchurch in 2010/11 had a significant impact on work and life in the city so she returned to Scotland in 2017.
Susan returned to work with a firm in Oban and then moved to the east of Scotland in 2022 to be nearer her daughter.
At home Susan likes to potter in the garden; read a lot and is a keen embroiderer and a servant to two cats – one of whom is from New Zealand.