Sue, who was CEO of the Water Corporation from 2008 to 2018, was awarded an Order of Australia in the 2019 Queens Birthday Honour list for "distinguished service to the natural resources sector in Western Australia, and to engineering".

Prior to being appointed chief executive of the Water Corporation in 2008, Sue, a civil engineer who holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Western Australia, had a distinguished 25-year career at Clough Engineering.

Sue’s tenure as a long-time site engineer and project manager at Clough preceded various corporate roles at the company before she was ultimately appointed to its board. Sue is also a member of UWA’s Senate, a board member of UWA’s Business School and a director of the WA Treasury Corporation.