Suzanne joined the NHS in 1993 having qualified as an accountant with Price Waterhouse. She held the post of Director of Finance/Deputy Chief Executive at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from 2002 before joining the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to take up the role of Director of Finance in 2008 and subsequently Deputy Chief Executive/Chief Financial Officer. She was appointed as Chief Executive of the Royal Devon and Exeter in 2016. Under a collaborative agreement, agreed by the Boards of both the Royal Devon and Exeter and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust in June 2018, Suzanne became Chief Executive of both Trusts on 18 June 2018.
Suzanne has overseen a clinically-led transformation programme for a new Electronic Patient Record System using the Epic electronic health record. This was implemented across the acute and community at Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust on 10th October 2020. Following the successful launch, a programme is being led for implementation across the acute and community of Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.