Susie has been a Director since 2006 but her connection with the School dates from its inception. Susie was Lottie Cheverton's cousin and was present in 1988 when the North Junction Street building was found and then classes commenced. Susie completed the Foundation Course at the School in 2000 and later gained a BA at Edinburgh College of Art in 2013, so she also brings relevant first-hand learning experiences to the Board. Susie considers that the most outstanding of the aims of the School is the importance of holistic care for each student. She currently divides her working time between occupational therapy in the NHS and her own art practice.