Régis joined the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in the summer of 2005 to head up the arts programme. He took on the additional responsibility for the education & learning programme in 2014. The Foundation, one of the largest private grant-makers in the UK, also focuses on social justice and supports projects in India too. Prior to joining the Foundation, Régis Cochefert worked at Aldeburgh Productions (now Aldeburgh Music) – running the Aldeburgh Festival, a number of performance and rehearsal including Snape Maltings Concert Hall, and the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme – where he acted as Deputy to the Chief Executive for five years before working for Aldeburgh, Almeida Theatre and the Genesis Foundation on opera projects. A French national, he has lived in the UK for nearly 25 years – first working as a headhunter for one of the top 3 American headhunter firms, then as an arts administrator. He is a Trustee of the Ragdoll Foundation and was previously Chair of Tamasha Theatre Company, the leading Asian touring theatre company as well as a Trustee of the King’s Place Music Foundation and the Young Vic Theatre, as well as an Executive Committee member of Various Voices London, the organising body for the European European Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender choirs.