Sue Kay


Sue Kay has worked in the UK cultural sector for over thirty years. She started out in performing arts as Administrator of the national Puppet Centre, before moving on to posts at Strode Theatre, Street in Somerset (Manager), Cockpit Theatre and Arts Centre, London (Head of Theatre Events) and the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton, Somerset (Director). She also spent three years as Strategic Planning Officer at South West Arts (now Arts Council England), six years as Subject Director: Arts Management at Dartington College of Arts, and a further three years as Executive Director of Culture South West (the erstwhile regional cultural consortium). Since 2006, she has operated as a freelance consultant and trainer in cultural policy and management. She also has a PhD in Leadershp Studies which focuses on cultural management in small-scale theatre organisations. An early board member of the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres, Sue teaches abroad on a regular basis – particularly in Central and Eastern Europe and the Nordic Baltic countries