Artistic Director and CEO of JUTE Theatre Company in Cairns, a multi-award winning regional company. Suellen is a director and actor and was one of the key players in gaining $2.7 million in capital works funding from the State Government and was integrally involved in the design and development of the Centre of Contemporary Arts in Cairns. She also consulted on the $2 million rehearsal studio development at the Centre. From 2009 to 2012 Suellen was on the Theatre Board of the Australia Council for the Arts and the Arts Queensland Sector Plan Reference Group. From 2000 to 2007, Suellen was a Trustee of the Board of the Queensland Performing Arts Trust and has served on a range of boards and funding assessment panels. Suellen is committed to the growth of high-quality professional theatre practice in the regions. Suellen was a key player in the development of the Centre of Contemporary Arts in Cairns. Suellen has served on the Theatre Board of the Australia Council and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.