Prior to entering the entertainment industry, Tim was a Wall Street lawyer engaged in international finance and cross-border mergers and acquisitions while based in London and New York. Tim then joined Paramount/Universal in 1990 where he was responsible for business development and legal affairs in 44 international markets, prior to joining Warner Bros. International Theatres in 1994 as Senior Vice President.
In 1999 Tim left Warner Bros. in LA and founded the start-up cinema exhibition company SBC International Cinemas. Backed by the private-equity firm, Boston Ventures, the first SBC Cinema opened in late 2000 in Livingston, Scotland. By 2002 SBC had five operating cinemas. In 2003, SBC acquired the Warner Village; a 36 site portfolio in the UK, marking the launch of Vue International.
Tim has over 26 years experience in cinema exhibition and extensive international development and operational experience in all major international markets in Europe, South America, Australia and the Far East. Since starting the business 16 years ago, Vue International has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions to become one of the world’s leading cinema operators. Tim remains instrumental in the business and the day-to-day execution of the Vue International strategy.
The Hollywood Reporter named Tim as one of the top five entertainment innovators of the year and The Independent named Tim as one of the "20 most influential people in film".
Tim is a Governor of the Board for the British Film Institute (BFI), Executive Director of the UK Cinema Association and Board Member of the Union Internationale de Cinemas (UNIC).