Susan began her career in international trade working as a freight forwarder. She gained the Killick Martin trophy for the highest marks that year, in what were then the Institute of Freight Professionals exams, becoming a Fellow of the Institute. Susan has been a Chartered Fellow (FCILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) for many years and is Chairman of the CILT Customs and International Trade Compliance Forum. Susan also represents CILT on the main HMRC JCCC, the Customs Change Group, the Self-Assessment Group and the Home Office International Freight Group (Border Force). This places her at the forefront of BREXIT discussions.
Susan gained her Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) from Kingston University and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Management College.
In her spare time Susan has also gained the Licentiate in Music Teaching from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for both the viola and piano and continues to teach music and to play with a variety of semi-professional orchestras.
Susan has over 35 years practical experience of all aspects of international trade including freight forwarding, operational logistics, warehousing, air, sea and road transport, export and import licensing, customs planning and tax management across a broad spectrum of industries, having worked for Unilever, RTZ Borax, BT, O2, Xansa and Asprey, the British luxury brand. Susan is now Director of Morley Consulting Training Limited, offering practical and pragmatic training and consultancy in all aspects of export, import, customs and compliance.
Susan has managed the import and export of a wide range of disparate commodities such as frozen foods, perfume, chemicals, heavy machinery, telephony, satellite and computer equipment and luxury goods including fine jewellery and sterling silver trophies.
Her roles have always included strategy, consultancy and training, as well as operational worldwide import and export, utilising the full range of customs procedures. Inherent in these roles has been the need for commercial control, financial planning, global customs and licensing compliance, management of diverse supply chains and of course, providing the ultimate level of customer service.
In keeping with this background, Susan has been successfully designing and delivering practical and pragmatic, reality driven training courses and speaking at conferences for over 20 years. She firmly believes that the dissemination of knowledge facilitates and encourages an expansion of international trade, turning it from a subject to be feared to an interesting and profitable business strategy for any size company.