Robert Frew BSc, MA, PhD, FCMA, CGMA.
I studied Physics at Queen Mary University of London, and Management at the University of Bradford School of Management. Several years later, I qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and more recently as a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
As a management consultant and financial management specialist, I advised many organisations and completed many successful company turnarounds. My international career spanned many diverse sectors including aeronautics, broadcasting, leisure, media, gold mining, oil exploration and international trade.
I pursued further studies and research at City, University of London, gaining MA and PhD degrees in Arts Policy and Management. The scope of my doctoral research covered organisations in the profit and not-for-profit creative industries sector. I identified key contemporary arts and cultural issues for further debate, including the management and leadership of cultural organisations. I also outlined the case for a new model of major arts funding in England.
For many years, I was a political activist and a member of the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council. I sought the Conservative Party candidacy for the 2008 London mayoral election. In 2010, I stood as Conservative Party council candidate for the Wormholt & White City ward, Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council election.
I continue to have a special interest in international relations and foreign policy.