Sue Race grew up on a diary farm in the Hume region and graduated from the University of Melbourne with an Honours Degree in Agricultural Science. She then followed her passion for food and strong interest in health sciences to complete a post graduate qualification in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Flinders University in South Australia.
Sue returned to Melbourne and worked clinically as a Dietitian in a number of major metropolitan hospitals and moved into management roles early on in her career.
In 2001 Sue’s interest in project management and policy development initiated a career change when she took up a role with the then Victorian Department of Human Services (now Health and Human Services). Sue lead statewide program and policy development for rehabilitation, aged and complex care, post acute care and hospital in the home services.
In 2010 Sue decided it was time to get back into service delivery and accepted her most recent role as Divisional Director for Subacute and Aged Care Services at Western Health. In 2012 she was appointed as a Surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.
Her experience encompasses strategic planning of services, program and policy development, project and operational management, redesigning and implementing new models of care and building capacity through collaboration and partnerships. Sue has received national recognition for excellence in improving health and wellbeing outcomes for young people with disabilities.
Sue has a Master of Public Policy and Management degree and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
When not at work Sue loves spending time with her partner and their three girls and enjoys relaxing with a good book.