JAMES PEOPLE
ROBIN TOWNLEY
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CEO of the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT). Robin has over 25 years’ experience in the Arts and Entertainment industry gained in organisations such as English National Opera, Stoll Moss Theatres, Theatre Projects Services, The Junction, DanceEast and Rambert Dance Company.

He has taught at Carmarthenshire College of Technology and Art, City of Westminster College and Anglia Ruskin University. Currently CEO of the ABTT, the Association exists to represent the technical interests of theatre through information, advice and education. The ABTT produces a Code of Practice for the Theatre Industry in the UK and membership is open to anyone interested in the technical aspects of the presentation industries.

Robin has worked as a Stage Electrician, Lighting Hire Client Contact, Lecturer in Performance Technology, Technical Manager, Technical Director, Building Director and Theatre Consultant. He has delivered three new-build capital projects for performing arts organisations: The Junction, Cambridge; The Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich and Rambert on the South Bank. Robin has served as a founding member of the ABTT Training and Education Committee, a Trustee/ Director of the ABTT and as the Association’s Honorary Secretary.