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What People Say

Patty Kinnersly
CEO Our Watch

“Sue Wickham managed events at Our Watch with professionalism, respect and a calm assurance that instilled confidence. She’s a strategic thinker and communicator and worked sensitively to develop positive and respectful relationships with our key partners. I knew we could rely on her excellent planning, adaptability and knowledge of best practice in event management.”

Warren Deutrom
CEO Cricket Ireland

“Events are complicated beasts, and you need someone who combines the obvious attributes of hard work, professionalism and attention to detail with the softer skills of flexibility, patience, empathy and the ability to get people to do things for you. Sue Wickham exhibited and exemplified all of these talents at our biggest televised games, overseeing big infrastructure builds, wrangling demanding volunteers, suppliers, sponsors, broadcasters and teams – and doing so with calm, but the necessary steel to get things done up against the perpetual tyranny of multiple deadlines. More than that, what always shone through was that Sue clearly cared deeply about what she did, a quality that communicated itself to everyone who came into contact with her.”

Laurelle Keough
Former Media and Communications Manager, Our Watch

"I cannot recommend Sue highly enough. She is efficient, calm, strategic and thoughtful. Sue effortlessly pivoted from managing in-person events to leading online and hybrid events for Our Watch during Melbourne’s COVID lockdowns. In 2021, she managed a very successful online Parliamentary event at which Australia’s Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Australian Greens spoke.  Feedback was universally glowing. Sue is also a person of great integrity, instilling confidence in everyone with whom she works."

Carolyn Uzelac
Head of Marketing, Communications and Media
Good Shepherd ANZ

"Sue is the calm, level-headed, well-organised island in the storm of event management. She supported Good Shepherd in two major events; our 160 Year Partnership Event and a Parliamentary Event. Her experience is invaluable and we can literally say that these events would not have been the enormous success they were without her stewardship. From managing the guest list to venue logistics to ensuring all ran smoothly on the day, Sue mitigated many of the pain points that arose with previous events. I would not hold another event with her!"

Dr Margaret Hartley

“As previous CEO of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, I worked closely with Sue Wickham for over four years. She has incredible attention to detail and successfully managed the Academy’s program of major events professionally and calmly. This included the Academy’s prestigious Innovation Dinner which celebrated Australian innovation and entrepreneurship through the Clunies Ross Awards. The Academy events calendar led by Sue showcased Australia’s leading technological sciences and engineering talent. I have no hesitation in recommending Sue Wickham to manage your events – big or small. Sue is a person of high integrity, has an excellent work ethic and is a strong ‘people person’ who delivers quality outcomes on all she undertakes.”


Dr Margaret Hartley FTSE FRACI CChem MAICD
Independent Non Executive Director
ABN 57 177 829 538

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