Susan Playford


Susan is a forward thinking leader with a focus on PDT's strategic direction, governance and business administration.

About Susan

Susan was appointed as a Director of PDT in 2007 and has chaired PDT's Board of Directors since 2009.  Susan graduated from the Queensland University of Technology and has over 25 years of industry experience.  Over the last ten years Susan's focus has been on PDT's business management.  Susan has a long history of giving back to the City of Brisbane and has held positions on the Brisbane City Council Parks and Botanical Gardens Advisory Committee,  Brisbane Open House Committee and is a past Vice President of the Brisbane Development Association.


  • Directs practice strategy and planning
  • Strong leader and confident decision maker
  • Oversees all key areas of PDT’s operations
  • Excellent communicator

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

The art of fashion was the philosophy behind the redevelopment of one of Brisbane’s premier retail hubs.


Flight Centre Global Retail Stores

The PDT team developed a design to be adapted globally for flight centre stores.


Telstra Urban Retreat

A unique and flexible staff retreat that evokes the ambience of a contemporary tropical resort.


Former Baulderstone Queensland Headquarters

A vibrant, open, healthy and inclusive workplace created to meet the clients brief.