Ms Susie Annus
Ms Susanna (Susie) Annus was born in Perth is 1951 to Hungarian migrant parents Peter and Gizella Annus. She has a brother Tibor. Susie spoke Hungarian until she went to primary school and learned English.
Her first primary school was Maida Vale until she finished both primary and high school at Our Lady’s College, Victoria Square, Perth.
Her tertiary education was completed at Claremont Teachers College where she obtained a Diploma in Teaching. She then did a further Graduate Diploma in Film and Television at The Australian Film and T.V. School, in conjunction with Curtin University.
Susie taught primary school for five years at Kambalda, Wyalkatchem, Neerigan Brook and Westfield Park. She then taught English and Media Studies at Gosnells and North Lake Senior High Schools.
Susie left teaching to work in research and production jobs in TV in Sydney, Channels 2, 7 and 9, working in children’s programmes , current affairs and drama.
Moving back to Perth she became a producer at Channels 9 and 7. There she specialised in light entertainment including live morning shows, housing shows and one off productions.
She received a Penguin award for the children’s T.V. show ‘Teenworks’. She also received an award from The Royal Institute of Architects for programmes which contributed understanding of the impact of good design on people’s lives.
She was a member of the Board of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts for ten years.
Susie went with husband Kim Beazley when he was appointed Ambassador to the United States. While at the Residence, she published a book on the history of the Residence through the years of the Ambassadors and their families who resided there. The book was documented by her many photos of the house and gardens. In addition, Susie worked with a landscape architect and designers to enhance the representative character of the residence.
Her interests include reading, cooking, gardening, politics, photography and the role of creative arts in education.
Susie has been married to Kim Beazley since 1990. She has one daughter Rachel and two step daughters Jessica and Hannah.