+ Nigel Sutton

Nigel Sutton  Creative Director www.ndsproductions.com.au

Nigel has earned an international reputation as a leader in the field of live interpretation for visitor, customer and audience engagement.

He is a qualified trainer with over 25 years of experience as a speaker, specialist writer and corporate conference facilitator, including 20 years as a highly regarded professional improviser.

Nigel is the Creative Director of NDS Productions, a company he formed in 1996 in response to the demand for his work in museum experience programming and his expertise in using performance as an interpretive method to engage audiences.

Nigel has developed long term partnerships with many of Australia’s leading Cultural Institutions. His works in this area include site specific visitor engagement programming for over fifty major museum and zoo exhibitions.

He has developed and implemented; visitor engagement programs, visitor services training, team culture development and leading through change workshops for a wide range of clients including government departments and non-profit conservation based organisations.

Nigel was the principal consultant for the National Museum of Australia in the development and delivery of the first National Forum on Performance in Cultural Institutions, “Raising The Curtain”, held in Canberra Australia 2002, the second National Forum on Performance in Cultural Institutions, “Spotlight on Performance”, held in Canberra Australia 2003 and the Fourth Biennial International Museum Theatre Alliance Conference, “Extending our Reach”, held in Canberra Australia 2005.

Nigel has taught courses in Museum Interpretation and Visitor Engagement Programming for the University College London in Qatar. He has been a guest lecturer for Macquarie University Sydney and has delivered keynote speeches on the topic of Visitor Experience and Audience Engagement for national and international organisations including Museums Australia and the International Museum Theatre Alliance.

Nigel is recognised as an innovator in the field of cultural heritage interpretation. He is currently delivering Master Classes and Live Interpretation Skills Workshops across the globe.