Sue Robertson - Awarded June 2011
Sue Robertson has played an integral role in the national establishment of open employment for people with disability, significantly contributing towards improved life choices for people with physical or intellectual disability, and mental illness.
Sue co-founded EDGE Employment Solutions in 1984, of which she is the Managing Director.
She played a seminal role in establishing open-employment for people with disability in Australia – in partnership with current ‘Hall-of-Famer’, Greg Lewis, through Project Employment.
Sue replicated the Project Employment model nationally – helping to found many DES providers still operating today.
She has delivered training courses internationally, and won a number of awards for her management prowess.
Through EDGE, Sue has developed services to assist university graduates with disability gain suitable employment, as well as establish disability supported work placements for secondary school students.
Sue was significant in the initial inception of ACE in 1987.