Sue Sloan qualified as a solicitor with an international law firm. After practising in London and Hong Kong she moved into executive search, specialising for several years in senior legal appointments and consulting for leading UK and US law firms. She is a qualified executive coach and has worked in that capacity with senior law firm partners and executives.

Sue serves as Chair of the English National Ballet Development Board. She is also a Trustee of Dancers Career Development, a charity that assists dancers transitioning out of their dance careers, and is Chair of their Grants Committee. She has been a member of the Development Committee of the Royal Ballet School, served on The Grange Festival inaugural Ballet Committee and was Chair of the London Supporters of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the V&A Photographs Acquisition Group.