Tim has more than 30 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 22 years ago, Vue International has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions to become one of the world’s leading cinema operators in nine countries. Tim remains instrumental in the business and the day-to-day execution of the Vue International strategy.
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 joined Paramount/Universal in 1990 where he was responsible for business development and legal affairs in 44 international markets and in 1994, joined Warner Bros as a 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. In 2003, SBC acquired the 36 state-of-the-art multiplex cinema chain Warner Village Theatres in the UK, marking the launch of Vue International.
In February 2021, Tim was named Chair of the British Film Institute by UK Government. In December 2020, Variety magazine named Tim as one of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global $2 trillion entertainment industry. 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". In 2015 Tim was awarded the Variety International Children’s Fund Humanitarian Award for his charitable work.
Tim is an Executive Director of the UK Cinema Association and Board Member of the Union Internationale de Cinemas (UNIC) and has previously acted as a Governor of the Board for the British Film Institute (BFI) for a term of three years.