Suzie Leighton

Co-Director of NCACE and The Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE)

Suzie Leighton is a Founder Director of  The Culture Capital Exchange, and joined TCCE’s predecessor, The London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange as a member of the start up team in 2005. Between 2012 – 2016 she was also joint Head of Knowledge Exchange Programme for Creativeworks London.

Since then she has developed and project directed The Exchange, co-funded by HEFCE and Arts Council England 20-16 -2018, and was also a Co-Investigator on the Arts Council England flagship Boosting Resilience project. Her professional background encompasses dance and theatre production and management, a 5 year stint at Arts Council England as a Senior Officer and a secondment as a researcher to the DCMS Select Committee.

Suzie is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Jasmin Vardimon Company, an international dance theatre company and a mentor on the Time to Stare Artists Fellowship Programme. Most recently, continuing her long term partnership with Evelyn Wilson, she has co-conceived and will co-direct the new TCCE initiative, the National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange (NCACE).