As President of Cogeco Peer 1, Susan provides leadership and direction for the company globally, with a strong focus on sustaining revenue growth and driving operational efficiency, while building a business whose goal is to help its customers run their businesses, so they can unlock their own potential. With over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, Susan is a transformational leader with deep expertise in operations, sales and general management. Prior to taking on global leadership, Susan was Vice President and General Manager of Cogeco Peer 1, EMEA, where she spearheaded Cogeco Peer 1’s strategic and tactical direction in the region. While leading the EMEA business, Susan earned a reputation as a trusted advisor and leading voice in the technology industry.
Spurred on by her experience as one of the only women in her Computer Science classes in the early 90’s, Susan is a passionate advocate for advancing the participation of women in technology. She is Chair of TechUK’s Skills and Diversity Council, and in 2017 was named among the top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT by Computer Weekly magazine. Prior to joining Cogeco Peer 1, Susan was Chief of Staff UK & Ireland at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), responsible for leading HPE’s UK & Ireland growth plan and SMB programme. Susan has a post-graduate certificate in Education from the University of Greenwich, a Masters certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science, Business Information Systems from the University of Portsmouth. Susan is a Director of the UK Governments sponsored “Tech Talent Charter” as well as a Non-Executive Director for JISC.