Suzanne was born of British parents in Malaya and raised in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
Her career during the ’80s and ’90s was spent in the hotel, hospitality and leisure industry. She managed the Crown restaurant group in Bermuda, and was General Manager of the Perisher Valley Hotel in Australia, the Dubai Country Club in the United Arab Emirates, the Ladies’ Recreation Club in Hong Kong and the Tanglin Club in Singapore.
With her background in operations and property management Suzanne became involved in the Macau real estate in the early 2000’s, buying, renovating and tenanting a number of her own residential and commercial properties. This soon developed into helping others do the same. She also identified a gap in the market for properly tailored home search and orientation services for expatriates arriving to work in Macau. She founded Ambiente Macau Limited to cater to this need.
Over the years clients who leased homes through Ambiente have come back to us for support in buying either for themselves or for investment. Suzanne and the team guide first time investors through the purchase process and then provide tenanting and management services.
Within the business community Suzanne is actively involved in several not-for-profit associations and chambers of commerce. She is a founding member of the Club Managers’ Association of Hong Kong, the Club Managers’ Association of Singapore and the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Angel Investor Committee. In 2015 she was invited to sit on the British Business Association of Macau’s Management Committee.
Suzanne is a contributor to the monthly Macau Closer magazine, having a regular opinion column “In Residence”, writing their Home Affairs feature section and occasionally profiling various restaurants around Macau. Her articles can be seen on both the Ambiente and the Macau Closer websites.
For the first five months of 2015 Suzanne conducted training on business communication and dining etiquette for 2nd year Hotel Management students of IFT (Institute of Tourism) in Macau.
Known as an enthusiastic ‘matchmaker’ both in a business and social capacity, her role of bringing together and connecting both home and office solutions to Ambiente clients’ needs is all the more appropriate.
Suzanne has a BSc. in Hotel and Institutional Management, a Masters in International Hotel Management and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in England. She has a postgraduate diploma in marketing from the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing and is a licensed real estate broker for both Macau and Hong Kong.
Besides her love for property, Suzanne is passionate about Chinese furniture and antiques.