Sue Hayton

Sue is Business Development Manager in the Faculty of Arts’ Arts Engaged programme.

Sue develops partnerships outside the University that help to promote the impact of research. Sue joined Leeds from the Arts Council in February 2012 brings over 30 years experience in the cultural and creative sector. Sue’s career started in design, working for a major publishing house. Her work in the cultural sector has spanned work with dance, festivals, galleries, museums and theatre as a director, producer and trustee.

As a consultant, through Hayton Associates, Sue was commissioned by organisations such as The National Trust, Arts Council England, HLF, Youth Music and The National Portrait Gallery. Sue devised creative methods for the evaluation of inter-disciplinary partnerships and cultural engagement which has impacted on policy and practice. Her work with HLF informed the distribution of £5million funding for young people’s heritage projects through the Young Roots programme.

Sue is also on the Board of the South Square Arts Centre in Bradford, a committee member of the Bronte Birthplace Trust and a member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Find out more about Sue at or find her on Twitter as @iggyfisk or follow the CCI Exchange (@ccileeds).