Tim took up the post of Chief Executive of the Nuffield Foundation in September 2016, prior to which he was Principal of St Anne’s College at the University of Oxford and Chairman of the Which? Council. He was Chair of the Reuters Institute Steering Committee for its first 10 years.
Before joining St Anne’s College in 2004, Tim worked for 25 years in senior broadcasting roles, starting at the BBC where he was editor of Panorama and Newsnight, and later becoming Head of Current Affairs and Weekly News. He was Director of Television and Director of Programmes at Channel 4 from 1998 to 2003. From 2008 to 2015 Tim was a member of the Ofcom Board and was Chair of the Ofcom Content Board.