One of Australia’s most prominent and experienced arts administrators, Sue Donnelly was appointed Executive Director of Belvoir in August of 2017. Sue is no stranger to Belvoir, having worked here as General Manager from 2004 to 2006.
Since 2012, Sue has led Queensland Theatre ensuring its position as one of the best in the country. Prior to Queensland Theatre, Sue was Executive Director of the national lobbying and advocacy organisation Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG).
With more than 20 years of experience in arts and cultural development, health and social policy, Sue has held a diverse range of senior executive positions including Director of UNSW Foundation; Director of South East Arts (UK); Public Affairs Manager for Sydney Symphony; and Director of Arts Development, Arts NSW.
She has consulted and lectured in arts business development and management, and served on wide-ranging Government advisory boards, funding committees and tribunals, as well as the boards of numerous arts and not-for profit companies.
Sue holds a Master of Social Work with Merit and a Bachelor of Social Studies from the University of Sydney and is an alumnus of the Asialink Leaders’ program.
She has been a peer assessor for the Australia Council, Arts NSW and Arts Queensland, and is currently a member of Live Performance Australia’s Executive Council, and sits on the boards of Chunky Move and PAC Australia (formerly APACA).