Susie Flook BA LLB (BALDWIN)
1968 - 1971
Susie Flook is Group General Counsel for The Body Shop International plc, based in the UK with responsibility for all legal matters on a global basis. The Body Shop produces skin and hair care products and accessories, which are sold worldwide mainly through a franchise system. The company trades in 60 countries and has over 2000 retail outlets.
Susie’s prior positions were General Counsel Intellectual Property for Diageo plc, (formerly Guinness plc); Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary for CPC Ltd, the U.K. subsidiary of the American multinational food manufacturer, CPC International Inc. (now owned by Unilever); Division Attorney for The Coca-Cola Export Corporation (Australasian and Central Pacific Divisions), located first in Sydney and then later in Hong Kong.
Susie is also a Founding Director and past President of the Association of Corporate Counsel Europe. This professional organisation exists to promote and support the role of the in-house legal counsel. She won the prestigious Association of Corporate Counsel Member of the Year Award in 1999, and in 2003 received the Law Society of England and Wales Gazette Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding service to the in-house legal counsel profession.
Susie gained her Arts and Law degrees from Sydney University. She lives in the UK with son Matthew and partner Jon Starink, who she dated during her first year in Women’s College. The pair lost touch until Jon finally located Susie in the UK via a Google search. The old relationship was re-kindled with a very happy ending!