Colin graduated with a law degree from Monash University and used his skills gained while studying to carve a place for himself in the music and media industries.

He was Corporate Counsel and head of Legal & Business for Polygram Australia (now Universal Music), overseeing the organisation’s legal work for the recording, home video and publishing divisions. He also managed the immense catalogue of local and international copyrights, trademarks and related deal negotiations with licencors and other media groups such as TV and radio networks.

He returned to the law to become co-partner at Simpsons, Australia’s premier arts law firm, where he specialized in commercial transaction law, licensing and protecting intellectual property, venture structuring and management of IP rights in commercial ventures. Clients included The Wiggles, Polygram Records, Warner Music Publishing and MCA Music Publishing.