Introducing Sue

Sue Wheeler is the Business Manager at the National Motor Museum.

I decided to become a Business Manager as my career and interest has always been in Administration, with a particular emphasis on Business and Finance.  The Business Manager position at the National Motor Museum therefore, I feel is a perfect fit for me.

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Sue, left with some of the team at the Rock & Roll Rendezvous.

Pathway to History SA

For Sue part of the appeal of a job at the National Motor Museum was all about location.

I live in Birdwood, so when the position became available I was very keen to work locally.  Little did I imagine that I would be here 15 years later, continuing to enjoy my job and still finding my role challenging and rewarding. In the process, I have become very passionate about the Museum, its collection and its tourism opportunities, along with the other History SA Museums. Working in a Museum environment has made me appreciate and visit a plethora of Museums on my overseas and interstate travels. Who would have thought?

This passion and love for the Museum is clear to everyone who works with Sue.

Day to Day

Sue’s role is managing the business services of the Museum, including the financial and administrative resources.  Her other key role is managing the Front of House, including the Souvenir Shop and the Museum Officers to ensure an impressive entrance to the Museum.


With 15 years working at the Museum Sue’s got a great ‘track record’.

One of the things that I am most proud of that I have achieved at the National Motor Museum is the Museum’s Souvenir Shop that I manage.  I have more than doubled the floor space and nearly doubled the turnover in my time here.  I also feel very privileged to have worked with so many amazing people over the years, many of whom I am proud to call friends.

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Sue (left) with a famous visitor to the National Motor Museum and colleague Pauline

Getting to know Sue

It’s not likely that Sue will be moving far from the location that drew her to work at the National Motor Museum in a hurry.

Something that my colleagues at History SA may not know about me is that my husband and I built our own mud brick house literally brick by brick.  We did not have a tradie on site and I didn’t even break a nail (well maybe one or two)!  We have raised our wonderful children on our beautiful three hectare property.

Thanks for sharing Sue, you’ve inspired us to go for a drive in the hills sometime soon!

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