Susan was a founding partner of Bird & Bird ATMD LLP in 1994, from which she had to learn fast about the business of operating a law firm, as well as about leadership through her various roles as head of the firm's Corporate & Commercial law practice, Managing Partner, and most recently, Co-head of the firm's APAC Employment law practice. Susan is most energised when she is pioneering new practice areas, such as environmental law in the 1990s, and energy law and biotechnology law in the 2000s. More recently, Susan set up the firm's regional Employment law practice, having seen a need in the market for specialised HR law. Susan now serves the firm as consultant and co-heads its APAC Employment law practice. Susan is also a Life and Career coach, is an avid student of Latin dance, and is learning to identify the diverse variety of birds of Singapore. When asked what she finds worth getting up in the morning for, she says it is the opportunity to continually illuminate possibilities for herself and others so that we can bring the most and the best of ourselves to the world.