Susan is the co-founder and Managing Director of the DANSU Group based in Wheelers Hill in Melbourne’s east. Approximately forty years ago, Susan and her late husband Angelo established the company as an industrial and commercial builder and developer of industrial estates and business parks. DANSU Group successfully completed substantial commercial, industrial and property development projects, especially in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs, including Hallam, Dandenong, and surrounds.
Susan has supplemented her successful business career with a major contribution and commitment to fund-raising and promotion of juvenile diabetes research. She was National President of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Australia. In 1994 she founded the Melbourne and Sydney annual "Walk for the Cure" around Albert Park Lake, a significant annual fundraiser which to date has raised more than $30 million toward the search for a cure for diabetes. It is now held in every state and in regional areas around Australia. In 1995 Susan was invited to join the International Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRFI) and in 2008 accepted an invitation to becomeJDRFI’s International Patron.
In 2004 Susan became a Board Member of the Western Bulldogs Football Club and in December 2012 was elected Vice President of the Club. Following the Western Bulldogs Football Club's 2016 premiership she stepped down from the board.
Susan's leadership and support for women in sport, in particular Australian Rules Football, was one of the key reasons behind the establishment of an elite Australian Football League's Women's competition in 2017, and she was appointed its inaugural ambassador in 2017.
Her biography "The Footy Lady" was published in October 2017.
Her long list of recognition includes: