In 2012 Colin became Managing Director of the The Building Centre. He is Chairman of CEREC and established The Prince of Wales Arts & Kids Foundation. 

He has an extensive knowledge of the arts, charity and built environment sectors. Prior to joining The Building Centre, Colin held the role as Chief Executive of Arts & Business, a UK national charity promoting commercial partnerships with creative organisations. His appointment reinforces The Building Centre's philosophy for close collaboration between culture and industry.

Colin is also a Senior Advisor to Futurecity, a cultural consultancy working with developers, local authorities and housing associations.

In June 2000, he received an OBE for services to business partnerships in the arts and he became a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in June 2003.