Community Panel member

Appointed September 2014

Sue Smethurst is currently employed as a Senior Journalist with The Australian Women’s Weekly. In addition, she is the Chairman of regional tourism board Destination Gippsland. She has previously served on the Board of the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, and was the Chairman and Coordinator of the iconic fundraiser Open Houses. She is a highly regarded journalist, media specialist and communications advisor.

Throughout her career, Sue has achieved success across a diverse range of fields, from media to the retail and NFP sectors. She’s held high profile roles within Australian media – radio, television and magazines. She is a best-selling author and has created, marketed, exported and successfully sold a premium Australian skincare brand. Sue is currently working on her 8th non-fiction book for release with Simon & Schuster in 2018.