Tim has over 15 years of experience in providing strategic communications advice to both governments, multinational companies and trade associations. His current responsibilities also entail developing and implementing the corporate growth strategy of GPLUS by identifying new markets and business development opportunities, and identifying and motivating talent.
During his career Tim has advised on a number of high profile cases in sectors ranging from energy to healthcare, and financial services to digital policy.
From 2006 to 2015 Tim was a senior media adviser to the Press Service of the Russian President and Prime Minister. This included support at major international events such as G20, G8 and EU-Russia summits, counsel on major international news stories, drafting lines to take and opinion editorials, and media training. For 10 years Tim was also a senior communications adviser to Gazprom Export, including during the 2009 gas crisis with Ukraine. He worked with the world’s leading resources company at the time, BHP Billiton, advising them on their relations with the EU institutions, particularly on environmental and development policy, during the review of the EU’s chemical legislation (REACH). He counselled the Chairman of the European group of national telecoms regulators during the review of EU telecoms legislation. He advised De Beers when it signed a trade agreement with the Russian giant Alrosa, as well as the Lloyd’s Market Association during an investigation by the European Commission’s DG Competition after the September 11 attacks in New York.
Earlier in his career Tim worked in the Press Office of the European Commission’s Representation in London, as well as for the British Council and the French Ministry of Education. In 1999, Tim was a candidate for the Pro-Euro Conservative party in the European Parliament elections in the UK. He is now a member of Britain’s Liberal Democrat party.
Tim graduated from Loughborough University in the UK with a first class honours degree in Politics, French and German. He also did a Master’s degree in EU Politics at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
Tim speaks English and French fluently, and works in German. He also has a basic knowledge of Dutch and Serbian.