Born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Studies in English and German language and literature at Zurich University and in London.
1975 PhD (Zurich); thesis on the English writer William Golding, Nobel prize winner for literature.
1976/77 Assistant lecturer in the German Department, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
1978 Responsible for study projects and seminars in the Stapferhaus conference centre, Lenzburg Castle, Canton of Aargau.
1984 Head of Administration, Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland
Diploma for Management in Non-Profit Organisations.
1992 Deputy Director, Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland.
Since 2000 Director, Study Centre for Arts Management, University of Basel.
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