Sue O’Brien, OBE Sue OBrien

Managing Partner, Ridgeway Partners

Sue has over 18 years as a practitioner in board advisory services. Her work within the search industry has focused on board and non-executive appointments in FTSE and AIM listed businesses.

With an early career in retail, she was a managing director of a leisure business in the early nineties. She moved into executive search in 1998.

In addition to her role of Managing Partner at Ridgeway Partners, Sue is a non-executive director of MK-LF partners, a founder member of The Women’s Business Council and a Trustee for KidsOut children’s charity.

In January 2014, she was awarded an OBE for services to charity and for promoting equality in the workplace.

In September 2015, she took up a role on the board of the Chartered Management Institute and she is also a member of the International Women’s Federation

Read Sue’s blogs on: My Women’s Business Council Journey so far and the Women’s Business Council six months on.