Sue Thomas

“Throughout my career I have learnt to listen, to delve, ask questions and help people see more than one perspective of any situation.”

Sue Thomas knows how and when to take a risk. It is this skill combined with her inquiring mind and entrepreneurial shrewdness that saw her build a start-up investment and superannuation company to a successful organisation with 140 staff and investments of more than $1.7 billion.

A founder and Chief Executive Officer of FlexiPlan Australia, Sue saw an opportunity in the financial services market and developed and implemented a strategy to build the company into one of Australia’s fastest growing master trusts.

Sue sold Flexiplan Australia to the National Australia Bank in 1999, where it still operates under the MLC/NAB banner as MasterKey Custom.

Sue’s legal background has also given her the ability to absorb complex information, identify the key issues, analyse risks and decide on the best solution.

She has knowledge of the issues and challenges in the resource industry, internationally and particularly in Western Australia and she is a strategic problem solver, particularly in the development of IT solutions within complex organisations.

For Sue, “coaching is a process, building a client’s ability to use a new perspective, develop their insight and build a personal toolkit of skills to assist them in resolving issues.

“In my career I saw senior executives who were technically brilliant and just needed an opportunity and a space to develop a broad range of leadership and managerial strengths. Coaching provides that opportunity.”

As a coach, Sue is pragmatic, straight forward and honest. She uses her naturally inquisitive nature to challenge her clients to explore ideas, options and solutions.

Sue derives great satisfaction from seeing her clients achieve outcomes they didn’t know were possible.

An experienced company director, Sue’s board experience includes appointments to Landgate, Western Australia’s primary source of land information and geographic data and an essential service to maximise Western Australia’s resource boom, Clearview Wealth and a director of the not-for-profit Hunger Project’s Western Australian development board.

Sue is mother to three adult children and enjoys competitive tennis and has competed in the national Master’s Competition. She also enjoys the physical challenge of competing in Western Australia’s iconic Rottnest Channel Swim.