Following in the footsteps of her grandfather Ruddick, she spent almost 25 years as a news journalist, working for both the BBC and UTV through some of the darkest days in Northern Ireland's history.
In 2008, eager to promote Belfast's unique link with RMS Titanic in a positive way, Susie launched Titanic Tours Belfast, using the two pennies given to Ruddick by his father just before Titanic set sail as the heart of the story.
Since then, she has travelled the globe promoting Belfast's Titanic heritage and the Millar family link with the ship. In addition, in 2012 Susie crossed the Atlantic onboard MS Balmoral on the Titanic Memorial Cruise, recreating the maiden voyage 100 years earlier. This poignant trip allowed Susie to pay her respects to her great grandfather Tommy at Titanic's final resting place and more symbolically complete the journey to New York that he had started by sailing into New York.
The Titanic Attractions in Branson Missouri and Pigeon Forge Tennessee carry an exhibit telling the story of Tommy Millar & The Two Pennies and Susie visits the attractions annually to promote the story and carry out school visits.