It's hard not to notice Sawsan Howard; her presence is unmistakable. She's confident, warm and clearly intelligent – the kind of person that immediately garners respect.
But all that shouldn’t come as a surprise. As the Head of Corporate Affairs for Australian Super, Sawsan has a considerable amount of practical knowledge under her belt, through both her education and her varied professional experience.
Sawsan Howard’s resume is one to be envied, boasting several undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including both an MBA and Juris Doctor from RMIT. However, her career progression is just as impressive; she’s worked with notable companies across several industries including the dairy and energy sectors – it’s clear she’s never let herself be pigeonholed.
“[People] have many careers … I’ve reinvented myself a few times … But I don’t think I could do my [current] job without the Juris Doctor,” says Sawsan. “I’ve found applying the rigour of strategic thinking and being able to use that has helped me a lot.”