Susie McLean is a country girl turned Toorak housewife. A fixture of Melbourne society for decades, Susie exudes elegance and embodies the traditional values and good manners of her rural upbringing. Susie comes from a large, but extremely close Italian family and is the proud mother of two young men to whom she is devoted, 19-year-old Monty and 17-year-old Rupert.
Susie is enjoying being single after two marriages. Resilient and open-hearted, Susie has embraced solo-life since her high-profile divorce from Rod Butterss, former St. Kilda Football Club president. Susie’s natural love of sports is her secret to staying in great shape. Susie can do it all - running, golf, skiing, boxing, horse-riding and even wake-boarding. But it is classical ballet that has captured Susie’s heart, bravely mastering pointe work in the last few years.
Susie has a wide circle of friends from all walks of life and is current President of the Country Women’s Association’s Toorak branch. A passionate cook and baker, Susie’s specialty in the CWA is her famous Pavlovas. Susie is kept grounded by good old-fashioned ideals, yet has her own contemporary style and plans to open a Finishing School in the next year.