Susan Lees, City Events Manager

Alongside our other City Events Manager, Andrew McNicholl, Susan takes responsibility and undertakes all aspects of the planning and implementation of large scale events – both indoors and outdoors – across a variety of environments including heritage sites, parkland, maritime and urban areas. The city continues to stage a strong programme of major events and is using events to spearhead the continuing regeneration of the city and to realise its vision to be recognised as a confident, competitive international city that welcomes visitors, students and businesses whilst providing a place where people want to live, invest, study, work and indeed play!


Key events and projects Sue and Andrew have managed include:

Liverpool International Music Festival (National Outdoor Events Association – Best Festival 2017)

‘3 Queens’ – Cunards 175th Anniversary (UK Large Tourism Event of the Year 2015)

Memories of August 1914 – A Giant Spectacular (Visit England Tourism Event of the Year 2016)

Sea Odyssey – A Giant Spectacular

Mathew Street Music Festival

Liverpool Sound

Capital of Culture Opening Ceremony: “The People’s Opening”

Liverpool’s 800th Birthday Fireworks

Liverpool Transition

Tour of Britain Cycle Race

The Tall Ships’ Race

International Mersey River Festival



Event management

Health & Safety


Procurement & Contract Management

Setting Objectives

Feasibility Studies

Calculating Capacities

Crowd Management and Dynamics

Emergency Evacuation and Contingency Strategies

Security and Steward Management

Traffic and Parking Management.


To find out more about our Major Events Programme, visit here>