Susie York Skinner

Susie York Skinner became Chief Executive of Gabrieli in 2011, following 15 years in artist management, beginning at Intermusica where she first worked with Paul McCreesh. During her time as Chief Executive she undertook a strategic organisational review, recruiting a new staff team and refreshing board membership and developing important new relationships with concert promoters, agents and fundraisers.

In 2017 Susie became Gabrieli’s first Director of Development, delivering significant developments to the charity’s relationships with current and potential private, corporate and trust funders. She left Gabrieli as a member of staff in October 2019 to take up the position of Director of Development at Academy of St Martin in the Fields, remaining as a Trustee.

Outside the office, Susie uses skills honed in arts management, including negotiation, lateral thinking and a continual quest for creative solutions, in her role as negotiator-in-chief with two young boys.