Rob is a Senior Lecturer at UTS and is Director of the Australian Centre for Event Management. Rob has been actively involved in event management training, education and curriculum development for over 10 years. Rob has also worked extensively with a range of organisations, including Tourism NSW, Arts ACT, MIAA, AFTA and Sydney Olympic Park Authority as a consultant and industry advisor. Rob was a foundation director of the Festivals and Events Association of Australia and was the instigator of the established Event Education and Research Network Australia. He is co-author of the popular text Festivals and Event Management which is now in its fourth edition. Rob is the co-coordinator of the Master of Management (Event Management) program at UTS.