Sue O’Brien OBE


“Our clients trust us for discretion, our focus on client satisfaction and how we treat people – that’s what Ridgeway is all about.”


Sue joined Ridgeway Partners in 2015 after ten years of leading a listed search firm, to return to direct client engagement and to ensure the smooth transition from ownership to partnership. Working with a broad range of clients on succession of The Executive Committee, she also contributes to the board team and the growth of the HR practice.

With 35 years in business, 20 of which have been in search, she is often used as a business and career adviser by senior leaders.

Sue was a founder investor in AllBright, is a non executive of The Pipeline, founder member of The Women’s Business Council and a trustee for Kids Out and Made by Dyslexia. She has served as a non executive since 2006.

In January 2014, Sue was awarded an OBE for services to charity for promoting equality in the workplace.