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 (FCMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
As a management consultant and financial management specialist, I advised many organisations and completed many successful company turnarounds in the UK, Southern Africa and Turkey. 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 approach to major arts funding in England.
My general interests include the arts, culture and sciences – especially the culture and languages of China, Japan and Korea. I have a special interest in international relations, world culture and media issues.
On a lighter note, I enjoy reviewing fine wines and food from around the world.