Sue has been Director since 2008, having previously been Deputy Director from the time the Clore Leadership Programme was created in 2003.
She has extensive experience of senior positions in the arts: prior to joining the Clore Leadership Programme, she was Executive Director of The Place. Other posts have included Head of Arts for the British Council in France and Deputy Secretary General of Arts Council England. She is currently a Trustee of the British Council, and has previously served on the boards of London Philharmonic Orchestra, DV8 Physical Theatre and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance.
She was made a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques in 2010 for her services to French culture, and awarded an OBE in 2011for her services to contemporary dance.
About the Clore Leadership Programme
By investing in individuals,the Clore Leadership Programme aims to strengthen leadership across a wide range of creative and cultural activities. Originating from an inspirational idea of Dame Vivien Duffield, it was set up in order to help develop a generation of exceptional cultural leaders.
Since it was first established, the Clore programme has been a pioneer in leadership development, a source of expert advice and an inspirational example for other initiatives in the UK and beyond, including the Clore Social Leadership Programme.
Initiated by the Clore Duffield Foundation, and sustained by the Foundation’s generous support, the Programme is the UK’s first cross-disciplinary leadership programme for the cultural and creative sector.
Inspired by the vision of its Founding Director Chris Smith, the Programme focused initially on the Fellowship Programme, aimed at shaping creative leaders through in-depth learning, and tailored as far as possible to the needs, aspirations and circumstances of between 20 and 30 individuals a year. The structure of the Fellowship programme includes workshops and residential courses, an extended placement, individually-selected training, mentoring and coaching.