Tim is a political sociologist specialising in economics. Between 2002 and 2005 he was president and director general of the Brussels-based think tank Centre for the New Europe. Between 1993 and 2002 he was the executive director of public affairs at the Independent Healthcare Association in London. In 1991, Tim worked in Bratislava where he was the head of the Slovak Prime Minister's policy unit and at the time, the most senior British adviser in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. In the late 1980s he was the assistant director of the Foundation for Defence Studies. A regular contributor to television and radio broadcasts, Tim has also written for a wide range of think tanks and newspapers including the Fabian Society, the Adam Smith Institute, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Wall Street Journal Europe and City AM.