Susie is a fifth-generation Meander Valley resident, living and working in Regional Tasmania. She has spent over 20 years working in Local Government and the higher education sector and has broad management experience. Ms Bower has previously held roles as the Director of Community and Economic Development at the Dorset Council.

She has a strong interest in improving educational outcomes for students in Tasmania, and has helped to establish four scholarship programs for students wishing to further their education.

Ms Bower is a member of several sporting and community organisations including the Westbury Bowls Club.