Sue Cooke

Executive Director, Anglicare


Sue is an experienced aged, health and education executive with current responsibility for the leadership and stewardship of the delivery of aged, community and social services to more than 45,000 Queenslanders annually.

She has held the position of CEO, Anglicare Southern Queensland for two years since 2021, having held the position of Director of Services for Anglicare SQ since 2012 with accountability for the overall operational management of Anglicare’s diverse services and programs including eight aged care facilities, 30,000 in-home care clients, 1,200 young people in out-of-home care, homelessness services and multiple human service programs.

Prior to joining Anglicare, Sue held the position of Director of the Australian Institute for Care Development, the RTO of Aged Care Qld Inc. In this role, she held advocacy and representative positions on aged care workforce issues and priorities. Prior to this, she held education and health care management roles in both the aged care and acute care sectors.

As a registered nurse, Sue carries a deep understanding of the client journey which informs her leadership and advocacy roles and influences positive outcomes for those she serves.

Sue is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and amongst her other qualifications, Sue holds an MBA, a Masters of Education (Honours) and a Bachelor of Nursing.