Susan was recognised in 2016 as a Companion of the Order of Australia for
- eminent service to the community, particularly through philanthropic and fundraising support for a range of medical research, education and sporting organisations
- as an advocate for improved health care services for the disadvantaged
- as a role model and mentor to young women
Her life work and focus is for better treatment, prevention and a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes.
She has never sought public recognition or honours for any other reason than to promote the causes she supports.
'The awards and honours I receive give me a platform to drive philanthropic, fundraising and public recognition for the importance of medical research, education and sporting organisations and supporting girls and women across Australia.'
Women make up 50 per cent of the population and are involved in a range of measures, both public and private, to make our society a better place.
'It is high time this is reflected in the way in which our Australian Honours system functions and recognises society’s leaders and I welcome efforts being made to honour women.'
Reviewed 10 April 2019