A believer in high achievement, ethics and equality for all, Susan Al-Maani is a highly experienced and active community leader whose leadership is infectious. Her tireless grass roots efforts and top down leadership over the past 19 years’ has resulted in countless high profile events serving local and international communities.
Juggling a full time workload, and raising three girls, Susan recently furthered her education and graduated with a BA in Social Work from Griffith University, with honours. Her academic achievements were acknowledged by being awarded the 2012 Griffith Inaugural Lesley Chenoweth Equity and Social Justice Award.
Susan has served on the Management board of the Islamic Womens Association of Queensland and Al-Nisa Youth Group. She is the current Chairperson for Australian Muslims Advocating for the Rights of all of Humanity, and is a champion for empowering women through social fundraising functions. Susan, formally and informally mentors young professionals and supports and assists the local African, Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghan communities with fundraising events for victims of war. Over the past 2 years, Susan has raised over a million dollars for local and international causes and has won Haji Ebrahim Patel community awards for her achievements.
Susan is currently working for Islamic Relief Australia, as a Community Engagement Executive for Queensland reaching out globally to Somalia, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Syria and Palestine.