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Sue Hoyle

Sue Hoyle OBE

Cultural Fellow


Sue Hoyle OBE is a Cultural Fellow within King's College London.  

Sue is an Independent Arts and Culture consultant. Formerly she was Director of the Clore Leadership Programme (2008-2017), having previously been Deputy Director since the programme's creation in 2003. During that time, the Clore Programme awarded over 300 Fellowships in cultural leadership and ran residential courses for more than 1,300 leaders in the UK and Hong Kong.

Sue’s early career included managing a touring dance company, setting up the education department of English National Ballet and teaching English at the Université de Paris at Nanterre. Sue was Director of Dance and subsequently Deputy Secretary General for Arts Council England, where she had responsibility for national arts strategies, policy, research and planning. She has been Head of Arts for the British Council in France and Executive Director of The Place centre for contemporary dance, where she led a capital development and change programme.

Sue is co-author of a comparative study on funding for culture in France and Britain. In 2010, she was made a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for her contribution to French culture. She was formerly a Trustee of the British Council and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and chaired the Boards of DV8 Physical Theatre and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. She is Programme Adviser to the Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme at Hong Kong University and an Honorary Fellow of Falmouth University.