Dr Suzanne Lyle PhD FSAScot FRSA (2021, appointed Vice President 2022)

Vice President

Suzanne Lyle is a grant funder, curator and art historian in my professional life and my research background focuses on illuminated manuscripts made for figures in the Scottish court in the early sixteenth century. I would bring the skills, knowledge and experience that I have gained working in the heritage and arts sectors over the last nineteen years. I was appointed as the Head of Visual Arts at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2009. Throughout my time at the Arts Council, since 2002, I have been Collection Curator, responsible for the care, management and use of the Arts Council Collection. I am also responsible for overseeing grant funding in the visual arts sector which includes visual art, craft, public art and architecture. I work with a wide range of visual arts and craft-based organisations and individual artists. I have served on a number of local and national heritage related committees including the Ethics Committee of the Museums Association, the Culture Committee of the UK National Commission for UNESCO and I have served as a member of the Historic Monuments Council of Northern Ireland.

Photograph of Dr Suzanne Lyle