Susie Westwood

If there’s anyone who knows the ins-and-outs of the industry, it’s Susie. With more than 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing, and media, including an impressive tenure with VogueVogue Entertaining + Travel and Vogue Living, Susie is able to navigate the travel, design and lifestyle trenches with an ease of sophistication and precision.

From launching the runways of Australia’s fashion week to outreach for the Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como, she has a passion for inspired promotional concepts and dedication to bringing ideas to life around the world.

“I’m never far from Africa. I spent the majority of my life in Australia, but I was born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe). The book Out of Africa never leaves my nightstand. It reminds me of my childhood, the wonder of beautiful skies and wide horizons, animals and birds in the precious bush. It’s extraordinary.”

“My background as an editor is invaluable. When liaising with leading editors and journalists at top-tier media in Australia and New Zealand, I’m able to conceptualise stories tailored to the publication’s needs. It’s a win-win situation.”

“I turned my teenage dream into reality. From age 16, I dreamed of working at Vogue. Little did I know that one day Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman, Condé Nast International would invite me to be the Director of PR for the Vogue magazines including Vogue Australia, Vogue Living and Vogue Entertaining + Travel. He didn’t have to ask twice.”

“I live my life like a vacation. Whether it’s a Mediterranean-inspired dinner, socializing with friends at Fred’s from the Merivale group in Paddington, or shopping in Transvaal Avenue in Double Bay. Even walking my dogs, Benji and Frank, along the Esplanade at Balmoral Beach near our home reminds me of the French Riviera.”