As Vice-President, Corporate & International Affairs, Susanne provides strategic direction and practical guidance to the CMPA and its members on production financing and certification, international co-production, corporate governance and mentorship.
She is responsible for developing and implementing the CMPA's international plan to enhance sales and co-production opportunities for CMPA members, and leads international trade missions to the US, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. She also oversees the CMPA’s National Mentorship Program, which offers training and professional development opportunities for emerging and mid-level content producers across Canada.
As Board Secretary Designate, she provides strategic guidance and support on governance-related matters, is responsible for ensuring corporate compliance with applicable regulatory and legal requirements, and manages the CMPA’s National Board and Chair elections.
In addition, Susanne is responsible for the production of Profile, Canada’s authoritative information source on the Canadian screen-content production industry.
Before joining the CMPA in 2002, she was the Manager of Business and Legal Affairs at CAVCO within the Department of Canadian Heritage. Prior to joining CAVCO, Susanne was in private practice.
She sits on the Board of the Coalition for Cultural Diversity, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association.