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 5. 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 actor-performer in experimental theatre company in situ: (latterly as a trustee of in situ:).

And, since summer 2019, Susan has thoroughly enjoyed serving on the Damn Cheek Advisory Board. She is now delighted to become an Executive Director.

In her other life, Susan is a coach, facilitator, consultant, writer and broadcaster specialising in personal and intimate relationships.

She began her career teaching personal and social education to secondary, FE adult students, then went on to found, and for 20 years run, the educational publishing company now called 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 is very excited at how her new role will allow her to contribute her expertise and experience, especially in facilitation, consultancy and business ownership. She loves what Damn Cheek is and does, and is thrilled at what the future holds for the company.