|Education||1997 – 1999(National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA))|
|Employer||David Atkins Enterprises (DAE)|
A graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Robbie has been involved in large-scale stadium events, theatre, film & television productions in Australia, the United Kingdom, Qatar, Canada and China over the last 15 years. Recently, Robbie was the Producer of Digital Media for the Opening Ceremony of Shanghai 2010 World Expo, and the Ceremonies for both the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games & the Doha 2006 Asian Games.
Prior to specialising in digital media production for live events, Robbie was the Technical Manager at the City of Sydney for the Sydney New Year’s Eve Celebrations from 1999 - 2003. For Sydney's Millennium Celebrations, Robbie was responsible for the design & execution of "Eternity", the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge effect, and went on to become Australia's youngest appointed Technical Director, executing the Closing Ceremony Harbour Spectacular as part of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In 2003, Robbie took the lead role as Technical Director for the United Nations Independence Celebrations of East Timor, working directly with Xanana Gusmão and José Ramos-Horta.
His theatrical credits in London's West End include Resident Lighting & Projection Supervisor for the Really Useful Theatre Group, bringing his creative and technical expertise to the stage for several well-known Andrew Lloyd Webber and Royal Shakespeare Company productions, working with actors such as Michael Crawford & Dame Judy Dench.
Most recently, Robbie was nominated for a Green Room Award for his work as Creative Director Digital Content for the newly reworked musical, Hairspray, directed by David Atkins and which opened in Melbourne Australia October 2nd 2010. Hairspray is currently playing in Sydney at the Lyric Theatre Star City.