Colin has been Director and lead consultant with Transforming Culture since 2009. Colin supports those planning and delivering sport and cultural services to increase participation, improve their finances and customers' experience.

Earlier in his career, after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Practice, he worked in West Sussex before moving to Glasgow where he delivered numerous projects at the time of the City hosting the Garden Festival and being European Capital of Culture. Thereafter he worked for two other Scottish local authorities becoming a Head of Sport at East Dunbartonshire Council before moving to Northumberland to become Chief Leisure Officer and later added responsibility as Director of Neighbourhood and Communities.