Robert joined Creative & Cultural Skills having worked previously at Arts Council England as a Senior Officer. He is currently Vice-Chair at the Mercury Theatre Colchester where he Chairs the Capital Sub-Committee and is also a Trustee at the National Centre for Circus Arts.
Robert has been involved with various steering groups and judging panels as well as presenting at numerous creative and cultural events around the world. This has found him working as an arts consultant, being a panel speaker, giving talks and leading workshops around the UK, across Europe, and as far afield as Australia and China.
He set up and ran the Education and Community Programme at the Theatre Royal Stratford East where he was the Associate Director in the 1990s. This followed a creative career as a performer, writer and director focused on theatre for young people and communities, having been trained initially at Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama. Robert also currently presents an weekly Arts Programme on Phoenix FM radio.