Robert West

Robert West

Organisation: Creative & Cultural Skills

Rob previously worked at Arts Council England as a Senior Officer (1997 – 2005). He set up and ran the Education and Community Programme at the Theatre Royal Stratford East (1991 to 1996) where he was Associate Director. This followed a creative career specialising in theatre for young people, having been trained initially at Rose Bruford College in the 1980s.

Rob is currently a Board member at the Mercury Theatre Colchester. Previous non-executive roles include Vice-Chair of Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Chair of Company of Angels (now Boundless Theatre), Brentwood Theatre Trust, and Spare Tyre Theatre Company. He has presented at a number of creative and cultural events around the world, which has found him giving talks and leading workshops in Australia, China, and around Europe. 

Rob was also Director for LINK-ED - the Essex Education & Business Partnership, Project Director for INSITE - the Essex Cultural Tourism programme, and in his spare time he is a Football Coach with Chelsea FC Foundation.