I work at the intersection of culture and commerce. Collaborative working is at the heart of what I do. I often bring teams together across sectors to create solutions. I believe that profit with purpose benefits organisations and wider society. I am a neuordiverse leader with mental health diagnoses and that benefits my work.
Within this belief system, I work collaboratively to deliver strategy with a practical application in a way that works for you. I support you in identifying the changes your organisation needs to make to flourish. I then work with you to implement your strategy. I deliver by listening and leading at the same time, integrating the three key elements of people, process and profit.
As part of the strategy I can help to create partnerships between cultural and commercial brands; developing meaningful relationships that are of benefit to both parties.
In order to do all of the above, I help you build diverse teams to ensure strong, divergent and creative thinking. This is the foundation for building organisations that are resilient and profitable.
In 2016 I became an ACE Change Maker. I was awarded an Arts Council England major grant. The Change Maker grant is designed to increase the diversity of leadership in arts and culture. Through this grant I was the Commercial, Brand and Strategy Director at Apples and Snakes where I led on organisational development.
I work with Signifier the UK-based think tank and advocacy group exploring the impact of the representation and portrayal of People of Colour across media, arts and entertainment.
BBC Radio 4
Gilbert & George
House of Lords
The Watchmen Agency
The Telegraph Magazine
“…We have worked with Suzanne on a range of sports and lifestyle projects around the globe. As a brand consultant and producer she is the best we’ve worked with… “
“Suzanne brings an exciting commercial sense of business to the art and is the most effective link between corporations and innovative artists – a brilliant thinker.”
GSTT (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust)
“Suzanne has the extraordinary ability to cross between the commercial and public sector worlds with ease… It isn’t about the subject material that makes Suzanne a secret weapon – it is her ability to see the beauty of opportunity in the gap.”
House of Lords
“Her attention to detail is first class and she gets the best out of everyone she works with.”
“Suzanne Alleyne produced the inaugural World Freerun Championships sponsored by Barclaycard… it exceeded all of Barclaycards expectations… we would certainly recommend her.”
“Suzanne delivered our change management strategy. Suzanne was unorthodox, it was challenging, but it was brilliant and it worked.”
“Mountains have their own rules, it doesn’t matter which country they are in, you just need someone who understands how they work and who makes them work. That person is Suzanne.”