Australian born, Colin has spent his life travelling, primarily with his parents, whose views were that travel was the best form of education, to the point where the entire family travelled the world for 6 months. After settling in the UK Colin studied Stage Management and Technical Theatre Art before embarking on a long and varied career in Management, Direction and Design in Theatre, Opera and Dance. Creative, Collaborative and Management projects have been undertaken with companies as varied as the National Theatre to Opera Circus, and Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra to Pavilion Opera. He has been Tour Manager for the EUYO since 2000 and Projects Manager since 2017. He now divides his time between this and Cast Managing the largest Christmas Spectacular in Europe. Formal education continues to be an interest with him most recently becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.