Susan Quilliam

Executive Director

Susan QuilliamSusan first became fascinated by the theatre when taken by her aunt to a Christmas pantomime at the age of five. Six years later, playing the role of The Littlest Angel in her school nativity play, she realised that theatre could be accessible to everyone. At which point, fascination became passion.

Since then, Susan has been consistently involved in theatre work, as an audience member, drama-workshop participant – and for the past 16 years an actor-performer and Trustee with experimental theatre company in situ:.

Susan joined Damn Cheek’s Advisory Board in 2019 and in 2021 became Executive Director, contributing her expertise and experience in publicity, team building, human resources and business ownership.

In her other life, Susan is a coach, facilitator, consultant, writer and broadcaster specialising in self-development and personal relationships. Her latest enterprise is The Torn Project, an online and face-to-face resource to help us all understand and resolve the experience of individual inner conflict.

Susan began her career teaching personal and social education to secondary, FE and adult students, then went on to found, and for 20 years run, the educational publishing company The Chalkface Project.

Parallel to this, Susan worked creating, writing and facilitating courses for the global organisation The School of Life as well as writing 22 self-help books published worldwide, and consulting to the charity and self-development business sectors. She is Patron of the Outsiders charity championing relationship rights for the disabled, serves on the Royal Society of Medicine Council for Sexual Health, and is an Ambassador for the Cambridge branch of the counselling organisation Relate.

Susan loves what Damn Cheek is and does, and is delighted to be involved in and supporting the company.