Tim is an experienced chairman and chief executive, with a long
executive career in financial services and a non-executive
portfolio spanning a variety of sectors including business
management software and services, real estate, manufacturing,
investment trusts and commercial and investment banking.
Tim's early executive career was in international banking with
Grindlays and ANZ Banking Group. He was an executive director of
Abbey National plc (now part of Santander) from 1996 to 2002. After
leaving Abbey National, he became Chief Executive of Caledonia
Investments plc from 2002 until his retirement in July 2010.
He was chairman of Collins Stewart Hawkpoint plc from 2010 until
it was acquired by Canaccord Financial Inc. in March 2012. Since
October 2012 he has been chairman of the WMA (Wealth Management
Association) and since April 2011 he has been chairman of the
Fulham Palace Trust. He was chairman of RSM Tenon plc from May 2012
to August 2013. He was a non-executive director, and later Senior
Independent Director, of Sage plc from 2002 to 2011, a
non-executive director, and later Senior Independent Director, of
Savills plc from 2002 to 2012, and a non-executive director of
Alliance Trust plc from 2010 to 2012. He was a non-executive
director of Alok Industries Ltd, an Indian quoted company, from
2005 to 2015. He has also been a director of the board of European
subsidiaries of QBE Ltd since March 2014.