People

Suzie Batten has 25 years’ experience in corporate and financial communications and has been involved in many of Australia’s largest floats, acquisitions, takeovers and Board crises.

Suzie has proven capability in the development of effective communication strategies, programs, messages and materials, as well as comprehensive project management skills. Her background in chartered accounting, stockbroking and corporate advisory work also ensure a sound understanding of finance, the sharemarket and complex business matters.

Before establishing Battens, Suzie was a founding director of Hinton & Associates, one of Australia’s leading financial public relations consultancies, and before that she was Manager Financial Communications at Burson Marsteller for several years.

Suzie is a former Director of Barwon Water. She spent her earlier career years in stockbroking, with McCaughan Dyson, and in Chartered Accountancy, with Ernst & Young in audit, then Coopers & Lybrand doing corporate advisory and business valuation work in London and Melbourne.

She is President of the Ski Club of Victoria, Mt Buller's oldest and largest ski club, and an Ambassador for SecondBite Inc, an organisation that distributes surplus fresh food and produce to agencies and people in need.

Suzie has three daughters and enjoys horse riding and skiing.

Suzie Batten

B Comm, FCA, F Fin, GAICD
Principal of Batten Communications