Susan Wardle is the new Executive General Manager Partnerships at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Susan Wardle is the new Executive General Manager Partnerships at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Susan has provided consulting services in the areas of strategy, communication, stakeholder relations, service development and funding. For the ten years up to 2017, Susan was the Executive Director Marketing and Business Development at Epworth HealthCare and was responsible for leading strategic and operational planning and analysis, marketing, stakeholder management, communication and media, digital strategy, specialist centres, GP liaison and events.  Susan managed complex projects and delivered operational improvements.  In this role, she developed Epworth HealthCare’s Strategic and annual operational planning process, measurement and evaluation, planned and delivered major business cases and recommendations to the Board for service developments, key major developments into new regions, and achieved over $50m in Commonwealth capital grants.

Before this Susan was employed at St Vincent’s Health Service as Director Communications and St. Vincent’s Foundation where she was responsible for strategic marketing and communication with priorities including re-branding and positioning St Vincent’s to strengthen its public profile, enhance opportunities and build productive relationships to meet long term organisational objectives. Susan oversaw the Foundation and continued to build and develop the donor base and bequests.  Prior to this, Susan was Director of Marketing Asia Pacific at Novell where she increased the reach and profile of the company across Asia Pacific through strategic partnerships and planned media exposure, developed a focused marketing operation and enhanced marketing activities to support the strategic goals for the region. Earlier in her career, Susan assumed a number of senior business strategy and special educator positions within health and education.

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