Communications

Robin is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Leadership and management in the cultural sector

Robin was Deputy Executive of the Mercury Theatre Colchester until July 2018. In 2017, the Mercury Theatre was shortlisted for Regional Theatre of the Year by the Stage newspaper.

Robin led the creation of the Mercury’s Strategic Business Plan 2018-2022, and was responsible for HR leadership and organisational design. During Robin’s period responsible for audience development, overall audiences increased by 20% and year-on-year audience retention almost doubled. The gross sales record for a single day more than doubled.

Robin re-launched the Mercury’s corporate partnerships programme, doubling revenues within a year.

He represented UK Theatre venues in the industry consultation which followed the government’s Waterson review into secondary ticketing.

Robin is currently Director of Digital and Communications for the Association for Cultural Enterprises, an Arts Council England-recognised Sector Support Organisation.