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Robert O’Dowd

Rose Theatre, Kingston

Executive Board Member

Robert has extensive experience in business and creative development. He combines a passion for the arts and design with a strong reputation in management and has worked in a diverse range of entrepreneurial environments.

Previous roles include original Director of Classic FM, Group Enterprise Director of GWR Group plc, Chief Executive of Real Health (UK) Ltd and, subsequently, 180 Solutions (UK) Ltd.

He also ran the Design Council’s successful and influential Designs of the Time programme, redefining how citizens can co-design solutions to their social and economic challenges.

Before taking up his appointment as Chief Executive of the Rose, Robert was C.E.O. of Pontio, a new £44m performing arts and innovation centre for Bangor University in North Wales.

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