As Executive in Charge, Industrial Light & Magic London, Sue Lyster is responsible for the day-to-day management of the studio and oversees all aspects of production. As a founding member of the studio’s leadership team, Sue has played a key role in managing its growth and has overseen its expansion from a headcount of 4 employees to over 500 today. Prior to joining ILM London, Lyster served as Head of Production at London-based Framestore where she held a variety of roles after joining the company in 2004. In her 9-year tenure with the company, Lyster rose rapidly through the ranks - starting as a CG Manager she was then promoted to Senior Producer and finally to Deputy Head of Production before being named Head of Production in 2013.
Earlier in her career, Lyster was a Senior Producer in the commercials division of Hibbert Ralph Animation, one of the UK’s top animation production studios producing television and cinema commercials, idents and promos. She also served as a Producer at Richard Purdum Productions.
Lyster holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Economic History from the University of Warwick