Su McCluskey was named the winner of the 2013 Australian Financial Review and Westpac Regional Women of Influence Award. She was the 2014 winner of the Women in Australian Agribusiness outstanding contribution to policy category, and was a Panel Member on the Harper Review’s Competition Policy Review Panel. She is currently a member of the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review and the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration. After three years as CEO, Su McCluskey stepped down from her position at the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) in June 2015.
Su joined the RAI from the Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations where she served for three years as CEO. She is a past Executive Director of the Office of Best Practice Regulation, was a Consultant Specialist Advisor to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources and held senior policy positions with the Business Council of Australia, the National Farmers’ Federation and the Australian Taxation Office.
Su has extensive expertise in regional policy development, taxation, regulatory reform and governance. As well as a broad understanding of policy implementation, her personal experience running a beef cattle stud in Yass, NSW gives her grassroots insight into regional and rural issues.