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Susan Hooke - Chair, Hunter Local Land Services

Susan HookeSusan Hooke was appointed local Chair of Hunter LLS on 3 October 2013.

Susan wears a number of hats for a diverse number jobs including: board chair and director, senior lawyer, and manager of a small cattle trading enterprise.

She has extensive experience in corporate and administrative law and governance, setting and achieving strategic objectives, advising ministers and senior government officers, negotiating and mediating, as well as communicating with and providing services to a variety of community groups.

Susan has worked in various environments from a national law firm, a large school, government environmental services groups, as well as in community organisations.

Focused on leading and managing complex functions, structural change with broad governance and managerial responsibility, Susan is a leader capable of working independently or as part of a team, committed to excellent outcomes for all stakeholders.

A strong skill base has led to Susan being an advisor to Ministers, CEO's, chairpersons, and government departments; chair and director for not for profit corporations; representing clients before ICAC and Royal Commissions; working with Aboriginal communities; communicating with the media; engaging with community groups; and mastering large volumes of complex information in a short time frame.

Susan became chairperson of the Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority and representative at the CMA Chairs' Council on 2012; chair of the Hunter and Paterson Environmental Water Advisory Group (EWAG); co-chair of the Aboriginal Community Environment Network (ACEN); and the NSW representative on the National Natural Resource Management Working Group.