Sue Watson

Dr Sue Watson's role as Leadership Development Manager is to oversee all leadership programmes, drive new initiatives and lead the facilitation team at the Institute.

Sue was previously Global CEO of the expat organisation Kea, as well as chief executive of the Asia Pacific enterprise of the Commonwealth Education Trust. She brings strong business networks and a proven track record in strategy and business development as well as developing and facilitating leadership development workshops.

After earning a Doctorate in education, Sue accepted an academic post and gained experience in research and lecturing at the tertiary level in both New Zealand and the United States, specifically the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at The University of Pennsylvania. Her previous education experience also includes being co-founder of an export educational publishing company and consultancy.

Out of the office, Sue has also served in several directorships and is currently Chair of CORT Community Housing, a large social housing trust, as well as Judge of the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards.