Sue Harvey is a principal partner in Taylor-Harvey Inc. As a recognized expert in cultural policy, planning and program implementation, Sue authored and teaches Creating Culture Plans, the inaugural course of the UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development (CCPD), an international centre for education and professional development of cultural planning and development practitioners. With more than 150 international alumni of her course, Sue is now retiring from teaching but remains a Member of the Centre's International Advisory Board.
Other recent consulting activities include leadership of major policy initiatives, such as the Strategic Planning Framework for the Vancouver Civic Theatres and a Community Amenity Strategy for the City of Vancouver.
Prior to joining the CCPD Sue was Executive Producer of LiveCity Vancouver, the City of Vancouver’s two celebration sites during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Combining her expertise in major event producing, project management, sponsorship, entertainment programming, and major construction projects, Sue led an international multi-disciplinary team from event conception and project funding through Games operations and site restoration. LiveCity Vancouver was celebrated as “the place to be” during the Games, welcoming more than 1 million visitors during the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. These celebration sites were singled in the new International Olympic Committee's IOC Guide on Cultural Olympiad as models for future Games Host Cities.
From 2005 to 2010 Sue was Managing Director of Cultural Services for the City of Vancouver, responsible for the creation of a new civic department comprising the Office of Cultural Affairs - including Cultural Grants and Awards, Public Art, Facility Development, Policy and Planning - the Vancouver Civic Theatres, and planning for Hasting Park and the Pacific National Exhibition. Sue chaired and managed the Creative City Task Force which created the new Culture Plan for Vancouver 2008 – 2018.
While at the City of Vancouver, Sue led a number of major civic policy initiatives including the development of a Civic Sponsorship Policy. Sue also served as a member of the City’s Development Permit Staff Review Committee and Capital Planning Committee and has extensive knowledge of land use, community engagement and capital planning processes.
Prior to joining the City of Vancouver Sue specialized as a cultural facilities consultant including cultural facility needs assessment and facility program plans for the Municipality of Coquitlam (Evergreen Cultural Centre) and the City of Mississauga (Living Arts Centre). She was Director of Operational Planning for the Ballet Opera House Corporation in Toronto. Prior to the Ballet Opera House, Sue was engaged in the presentation of national and international performing artists, as Assistant Producer of the Expo 86 World Festival, General Manager of Toronto Chamber Players, and a Partner at Barr & Associates Artists Management. Sue holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto.