Tim joined the HEFCE Board as its Chair in January 2008. Before joining HEFCE, Tim was Chair of Council at the University of Essex. He has also been Chief Executive of the Nationwide Building Society, Director General of the Institute of Directors, and Chair of Investors in People UK. In 2005 he was awarded the CBE for services to workplace learning and development.
Tim chairs Royal London Insurance and the Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust, and is a member of the Institute of Business Ethics Advisory Council.