Suzanne Howarth completed an Arts Law degree at the University of Sydney (with a major in public administration and law) and Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.
She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a mediator with national accreditation, having worked for thirty years in both the public sector (Attorney-General’s Department, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Treasury) and the private sector (Allen Allen and Hemsley, Philips Fox, Clyde and Co (London) and Clifford Chance (London)). Suzanne is Deputy Chair of the Australian National Co-ordination Committee of UNCITRAL, a member of the International Lawyers Committee of the ACT Law Society and a member of Parish Council at St John’s Anglican Church in Reid. Previously Suzanne has served as the Secretary of London House for Overseas Graduates, as Vice President and President of the P&F (and parent representative on the Board at Canberra Girls’ Grammar School) and also as a member of the Committee for Cystic Fibrosis ACT. Suzanne is currently one of the supervising solicitors at the University of Canberra Legal Advice Clinic for Small Business and an Adjunct Fellow with the School of Law, Western Sydney University. As a seasoned public policy analyst, litigation and regulatory lawyer, Suzanne has had extensive experience advising on, developing, implementing and reviewing regulatory and legislative measures for successive Australian Government. She has worked extensively on corporate law, taxation, accounting, financial services, insurance, competition, consumer and international trade measures.