Tim graduated with a degree in Jurisprudence in 1982 from Oxford University and joined Coopers and Lybrand in their London Office. At Coopers he specialised in international personal tax.
In 1992 he joined the Newcastle Business School as a lecturer in taxation and between then and 2014 held a number of senior roles in the School and the Faculty of Business and Law at Northumbria University and the Northumbria University London Campus. These included Associate Deanships in Undergraduate and Teaching and Learning.
A significant part of his early career at the Newcastle Business School was spent working on UK government funded consulting contracts in Eastern Europe. This led to a two year secondment to work as the Know How Fund Resident Advisor at the Ukrainian central bank in Kiev.
In 2015 he left the Newcastle Business School and took on the Directorship of the Northumbria University London campus before joining Liverpool John Moores University in August 2015.
His current research interests are in governance and power in fifth or more generation family companies.
Tim is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, gained a Fellowship with the Chartered Institute of Taxation, is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He holds a number of directorships/trusteeships in a range of organisations.