Sue O'Brien OBE CCMI

WiM Chair

Sue O'BrienSue joined Ridgeway Partners as a partner in mid-2015 to lead the Retail and HR practice and work with the Board practice team. Previously Chief Executive and a board member of Norman Broadbent, she has over 17 years as a practitioner in board advisory services. Her work within the search industry has focused on board and non-executive appointments in FTSE and AIM listed businesses.

With an early career in retail, Sue was managing director of a leisure business in the early 90s. She moved into executive search in 1998. In addition to her role at Ridgeway Partners, Sue is a board member of Walpole British Luxury, a non-executive director of MK-LF partners, a founder member of The Women’s Business Council and a Trustee for KidsOut children’s charity. She is also a member of the International Women’s Federation.

In January 2014, she was awarded an OBE for services to charity and for promoting equality in the workplace.

Sue was appointed to the CMI Board in July 2015

Area of interest: Chair