Susan Ralphs


Sue is a mentor and a coach; she blends 25 years’ experience in leadership roles, focused listening and insightful questions, with a commitment to the on-going development of her skills and approach.

Susan Ralphs

Sue believes that people can benefit from support and challenge from someone outside their own organisation; recognising that there are some issues that it is quite difficult to explore with colleagues.

Using a range of techniques Sue provides the space to explore and resolve issues using a structured approach, with time for reflection. In her experience people often resolve their own questions, whilst also bringing a gentle yet potent capacity to challenge thinking and worldviews to enable new perspectives and options to emerge.

Sue is a long-standing partner of Oasis and is a member of the accredited coaching and mentoring programme. Sue has had a diverse and extensive career as a senior manager and director. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, she led the international finance team in Oxfam at a watershed moment in the organisation’s history before becoming Finance Director at a national women’s organisation.

She went on to join the social business sector with the Ethical Property Company where she was FD, then Managing Director for eight years. She brings a wealth of experience of managing teams, working with boards and leading strategic change, as well as procuring social investment and growing one of the UK’s leading social investment organisations.

Sue holds roles of non-executive Director and Board Chair in the family business and social enterprise sectors.