Tim is an experienced commercial specialist, having held senior roles in the NHS, Ministry of Defence, Department for Education and the Cabinet Office. His qualifications include an MBA from the University of Nottingham and he is a member of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply having qualified at what is now the University of Derby.
Tim has used his commercial skills to help set the strategic direction of the organisations he has worked for both in the public and private sector. In addition he is also interested in building conservation and has previously sat as a volunteer for the Arkwright Society on the committee set up to oversee the restoration of historic buildings in Derbyshire.
Tim has become more interested in education as his career has progressed and this was further stimulated when he worked at the University of Derby, followed by the Department for Education; he is keen to contribute to the education system particularly in the development of young people and the improvement of their prospects.