Throughout Europe, Ken Rea has made a striking difference to more than 2,000 people in business and industry, right up to CEO level.
Starting out in advertising, making TV commercials in New Zealand, he later turned to theatre, as an actor, director and teacher. Today he runs his own company, Koru Theatre and has trained, at the renowned Guildhall School of Music & Drama, some of Britain’s leading actors and film stars, including Ewan McGregor, Joseph Fiennes, Orlando Bloom and Daniel Craig. He has also chaired numerous European conferences. As a public speaker, Ken has given many large-scale presentations in the worlds of business and the arts, sometimes to audiences of over a thousand.
To his popular Business Writing course Ken brings his experience as a feature writer for The Times and before that, 10 years as a theatre critic for The Guardian. His book A Better Direction examines the issues of director-training in theatre, film and television. He has published numerous reports and has contributed major entries for the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His plays include The Brave Magicians of Mangalore, produced in London by Polka Theatre, and Voyagers, produced by Jet Theatre. He is currently writing a book on acting techniques.