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Suzanne Paynter

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

Suzanne Paynter

Group Director Business Growth, Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

Suzanne is the Group Director at Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre, leading its Business Growth & Innovation.
Over the last two decades she successfully delivered flagship initiatives advancing Australian industry capability, accelerating net-zero transition and building a more resilient and sustainable future for Australia. She has a diverse professional background and a proven track record in the defence sector, technology commercialisation, law and government.

She has served in several Senior Executive roles, including as COO of the Federal Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation Program, CEO of the Future Business Council, and as Ministerial Adviser to the Treasurer of South Australia. 

Suzanne holds an MBA from Monash Business School and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.