Keith has over thirty years’ experience in higher education and the creative industries and provides consultancy in the areas of strategy; governance and management; organisational change and development; application/scrutiny for Degree-Awarding Powers; and quality assurance and enhancement including preparation for external review. From 2001 he was Deputy Principal at Norwich School of Art and Design, leading the DAPs process and becoming Pro-Vice Chancellor (Quality) and Dean of Media when it was granted university title in 2012. Keith works primarily with specialist providers in both public and private HE, and his clients include Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Christie’s Education, SAE Institute, Futureworks, the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), ArtsEd, the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP). .
Keith is Acting Chair of ThinkSpace Education, which specialises in online Master’s programmes in composition and sound for the film, television and games industries. Other governance roles have included: Non-executive Director and Chair of Academic Board for London College of Contemporary Media, 2015-2018; Chair of the Board of Trustees, Cinema City, Norwich, 2002-2008; Quality Strategy Network Executive Committee, 2005-08 and 2011-13; Norwich UNESCO City of Literature Steering Group, 2009-13; Screen East, Board and Audit Committee, 2007-10; Guild HE Research Network, 2008-11, and Quality Management Network, 2001-08; and the Association of Universities in the East of England, Steering Committee, 2001-11.