A conversation with Sue Young

Our Executive Women's Leadership Forum is a community of senior executive level women in the Committee's membership who meet throughout the year to hear from inspiring leaders about their career and life journeys.

At this event, you'll hear from Sue Young, Commander of the Western Australia Police Force who will discuss her career and life journey and reflect on the relevant recommendations of the Committee's Filling the Pool gender equality report.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Sue Young

Commander of the Western Australia Police Force

Sue has been a police officer for 35 years and has enjoyed serving the community of Western Australia. She is currently Commander of the Western Australia Police Force, improving and driving services across a range of policing issues, including youth policing, family violence, mental health, prosecuting, and some transformation work in relation to our custody management.

Over the years, Sue has gained experience in both metropolitan and country policing, as well as a detective, and trainer. Sue’s leadership experience has also seen her lead metropolitan and country police teams and deliver strategic programs. Sue spent 12 months as a visiting fellow at the Australian Institute of Police Management and was humbled to be awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2017. Sue has a Masters in Leadership and Management (Policing).

Sue loves travelling around the world with her partner and has a particular soft spot for Cambodia where she helps to build houses in remote villages with the Tabitha Foundation and support the Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital in Phnom Penh. She also enjoys trying to improve her golfing skills and loves cheering West Coast Eagles to victory.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.