Robert is the Managing Director and Senior Production Manager for Hunte Limited.
Specialising in Production Management for the performance and event industry, Hunte Limited can be contracted to take ownership for the realization of a client’s productions; liaising between director, designers, suppliers, venues, and other stakeholders to ensure performances are staged to the highest standards.
Prior to starting Hunte Limited, Robert was the full-time Production Manager for Auckland Theatre Company and also oversaw and taught into the Production Design & Management Major of the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec Institute of Technology, specifically the Theatre Production students. Robert taught into all three years of the BPSA, production managed the departments live performance events, as well as providing mentoring and support while students are engaged in production activities.
Robert returned to Unitec after graduating in 2004 with the Diploma in Performance Technology, Robert spent 6 years working as a Freelance Lighting Technician in the Auckland theatre industry, specializing in lighting console programming and live performance operation. In that time he had the chance to work on a many number of performances from the smallest to the largest of venues working with a large variety of production companies.
During this freelance time Robert spent 5 years as the primary Performance Operator for Auckland Theatre Company, working on 5 of their main-bill shows a year. He has also worked for almost every professional venue in Auckland as a casual crew member in a variety of roles, and had the chance to tour shows to a number of venues around NZ.
Robert continues to maintain strong industry links and is regularly called on for production and technical support in a variety of roles, from working as a crew member to assist with the installation of a theatrical system to providing specialist support and guidance for theatrical control systems.
In 2012 Robert completed the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts: Production Design and Management. A large portion of this study involved in-depth learning and analysis of Vectorworks CAD software and proposing an industry standard application for use within the Department of Performing and Screen Arts on Live performance events.