Susannah spent 15 years working in arts management and administration. She started out at Goldsmiths College in London studying for an MA in Theatre Education. Her first job was with the writers theatre company Paines Plough managing tours and creating programmes of education work. After the birth of her first child she moved to Scotland and went on to work at Benchtours Theatre Company, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, Cumbernauld Theatre. After the birth of her second child she went back to work at Great Leap Forward as Associate General Manager on large scale, national and international touring, providing management services for seasons of The Secret Garden, The King and I and Some Like It Hip Hop.

In 2013 Susannah gave up the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd to retrain at Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. She completed her PGDE in Primary Education in 2014 now works as a Class Teacher in Dunfermline, Fife.