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Director Profile - Sue Bottrell

Sue has worked in occupational health and safety and rehabilitation and for the past 15 years. She has significant expertise in conducting investigations into workplace bullying to identify occurrence, causes and develop practical solutions.


Sue is a suitably qualified OHS professional as defined by Worksafe Victoria (2008) and has qualifications in safety to a Masters level. Sue is also a practicing lawyer specialising in OHS, industrial and workers compensation law. Sue is also an RABQSA qualified lead auditor.


She has worked in hands on roles and provided expert consulting advice, including systems development and implementation, organisational culture change and auditing to over 200 businesses across Australia including manufacturing, transport, heavy industry, aviation, aged care and government agencies.


She has also maintained certified safety systems to Australian and international standards. She takes a pragmatic and practical approach to working with all levels of organisations from workers to Executive to bring about meaningful and sustainable improvements in safety.


Sue has previously worked for WorkSafe Victoria to bring about significant changes in the waste industry and the public sector, including education, aged care, health and local government on issues such as workplace bullying, occupational stress, and violence.


Sue was instrumental in the implementation of guidelines for management of health and safety in in home care, aged care facilities, identification and management of psychosocial hazards in the workplace and the complete mechanisation of waste collections across Victoria.


Sue was the first safety professional in Australia to become a Certified Chartered Generalist OHS Professional Member of the Safety Institute of Australia. She has also served as SIA Treasurer from 2009 – 2010 and as a National Board Member from 2013 – 2015.


She has been instrumental in the advancement of the safety professions standing in the community.