CEO , Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster
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Sue has led transformation and innovation across professional services, healthcare and technology – driving business growth, and leading large-scale organizational change. Sue is the inaugural CEO of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster – one of the most innovative and meaningful initiatives for the Canadian economy in a generation.
Sue was one of Canada’s foremost employment and labour law lawyers, and the youngest managing partner at her firm where she oversaw the firm’s growth across three continents, leading it through one of the most significant mergers in the country. She seamlessly transitioned to corporate leadership, first as the CEO of Pharmasave, Canada’s largest chain of independent retail pharmacies and then as CEO of LifeLabs Diagnostic Laboratories, where she doubled the company’s size to create Canada’s largest diagnostic lab, while driving innovations in technology, genetics and stakeholder relations.
In her role as CEO of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster (CDTS), Sue will oversee innovative cross-sector projects and initiatives that will digitally transform Canada’s leading industries, create jobs and grow our economy. Together with the 350+ member organizations, CDTS will lead multi-dimensional collaborations producing innovative digital solutions to industry issues and capture new economy opportunities, making Canada a global leader in digital technology.
Sue and her husband Brad are the proud parents of three daughters- all of whom love exploring Canada’s wilderness. Sue has been recognized for community and business leadership with award including: Honorary Doctorate of Technology (BCIT), UBC Faculty of Law Distinguished Alumni Award, YWCA Woman of Distinction, Queen’s Counsel, Hall of Fame for Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, and an Influential Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award.