“It was an excellent session. I thought it was well planned, superbly hosted and brilliantly executed. Your context was a timely reminder of the need to keep our eyes on all our stakeholders to ensure they are engaged.”

James Hartley, Now Managing Director, Global Head HR, Group Operations & Global Functions at Swiss Re

View the video of Tim speaking on ‘An Optimistic Workforce’ at the ADP 4th Annual HR Question Time here. The panel discussion video on the same topic is also available here.

View the video of Tim’s introduction at the CIPD Annual Conference here.

View the video of Tim speaking at the Expedite Innovation and Strategy Challenger Conference here.

View the video of Tim speaking at the DisruptHR event here.

View the video of Tim speaking at “Engaging Customers, Employees and the Community” Expedite HR Directors’ Event here.


Deana Herley, Audit Manager at Post Office (Event organiser) “I am very pleased with how your session went and the feedback has been excellent. Can we score you 11 out of 10?

Catherine Crevesy, Global HRD at Medicover “The team is very positive about what you have driven us to achieve … it was down to earth and practical with relevant examples and all feel engaged to deliver on their commitments.

Barbara Murphy, Cluster HR Director at Hilton Worldwide “Thank you Tim for a great interactive and informative afternoon that was well put together and well delivered.


Career Summary

Tim is an experienced HRD and Fellow of the CIPD, whose work has been recognised by a number of Awards including Overall Winner of the CIPD Awards and Top 10 UK and Top 20 Europe Great Place to Work. He has 20 years’ leadership experience, directing business transformation (double-digit growth, mergers, acquisitions & IPO) in global organisations across premium & lifestyle brands, FMCG and retail.

Most recently, since 2018, he has led the Global People Strategy for the world’s largest licensing and brand management company as CHRO for CAA-GBG (Global Brands Group) and as SVP HR for Global Brands Group. As Global HR Director of Pentland Brands, he led global people strategy across a portfolio of lifestyle and performance brands (including Canterbury, Speedo, Berghaus, Mitre, ellesse, Lacoste & Ted Baker).


Tim with David Cameron and Nick Clegg at Pentland Brands, July 2014

He lived and worked in Asia-Pacific for 5 years, leading generalist HR within spirits & wines portfolio JV Maxxium. On returning to the UK, Tim joined Diesel as UK & Eire HR Director, prior to moving to Pentland. He has also worked for Waterstone’s, and began his career as a Grad with M&S.

An MA in Drama from Lancaster University, while not leading to the Hollywood career he might have imagined, ensures an energetic and engaging experience for the audience at every event Tim speaks at.

Tim founded Starboard Thinking in 2015 in order to be able to work with Executive teams on strategic development and delivery by enhancing organisations’ culture, leadership and engagement.

To enquire about booking Tim as a speaker for your event, please call +44 (0)1727 847398 or email us.