Sue Beitz

Sue Beitz

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Sue combines a keen strategic focus with the ability to get things done. She has extensive experience in public policy, and as a senior manager has influenced the strategic agenda at the national level in the fields of workforce development, employment policy, and workplace relations. Sue has a strong interest in the implications of the digital economy on employment and skills needs. She has undertaken research on this topic, including as a contributing author to the Centre for Economic Development’s 2015 report Australia's Future Workforce.

Influential work

  • Led the national workforce development strategy to assess and advise on future skills needs, engaging a broad range of stakeholders to advise and recommend on vocational education and training (VET) sector reform
  • Supported better employment outcomes for migrates through establishing an evidence based framework to assess skills needs for the Skilled Occupations List for the independent skilled migration program
  • Worked with industry stakeholders to implement workplace relations reform in the manufacturing sector which resulted in a move from awards to enterprise agreements and cultural change in the sector
  • Developed models to address skill shortages in the aged care and child care industries by establishing connections between employers, education and employment service providers to match job seekers with job opportunities
  • Led the change management process for a leading technical and further education (TAFE) institute to develop new leadership and management arrangements in response to policy reforms and commercial challenges.

Outside of Nous

Sue has over 17 years’ experience working on public policy for the Commonwealth across various agencies. From 2008 to 2014 she was the head of secretariat for the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency where she provided strategic advice on Australia’s skills needs and reform of Australia’s tertiary education sector.

Prior to joining Nous, Sue managed her own consultancy providing change management advice and researching issues related to industry transformation.

In her spare time...

Sue loves spending time relaxing with her three grown up kids. She also enjoys being in the natural environment; whether gardening, relaxing on New South Wales’ south coast, or hiking in the bush.