13 Jul 2018

Sue Paterson, all round champion for the Arts, dies

From Upbeat, 12:10 pm on 13 July 2018
Sue Paterson

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Sue Paterson NZOM, one of the most influential people in New Zealand Arts Management, has died after a long battle with cancer. Paterson was Executive Director of the biennial New Zealand Festival and annual Wellington Jazz Festival and the Lexus Song Quest. She was a member of the Board of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and loved to share her passion for all aspects of the Arts. Her successor at New Zealand Festival Meg Williams talks about Sue Paterson's legacy and her unique ability to market a show like the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a major success for the Festival.