Professor Tim Evans

Portrait Photograph of Professor Tim EvansB.Sc (Hons)., M.Sc., MBA., Ph.D., FRSA

Tim Evans started his career in the 1980s as Assistant Director of the Foundation for Defence Studies where he worked alongside the former Chief of the Defence Staff, Field Marshall, the Lord, Sir Edwin Bramall. In the early 1990s, Tim lived in Bratislava where he worked as Head of the Slovak Prime Minister’s Policy Unit. Between 1993 and 2002 he was the Executive Director of Public Affairs at the Independent Healthcare Association in London where he oversaw the external relations of the UK’s independent health and social care sector. In this role, he is widely credited as being the driving force behind the ‘2000 NHS / Independent Sector Concordat’ which was described by the Financial Times as the most “historic deal in 50 years of British healthcare”.

A political sociologist specialising in economics, Tim’s qualifications include an M.Sc and a Ph.D from the London School of economics, an MBA from the Open University Business School, and a NATO-sponsored Post-graduate Certificate in National Security from the Christian Albrecht’s Universität in Germany.

Between 2002 and 2005 Tim served as the President and Director General of the Brussels based think tank the Centre for the New Europe. A regulator contributor on television and radio he has written for a wide range of policy institutes and newspapers over the years. These include the Adam Smith Institute, Institute of Economic Affairs, Cobden Centre, Fabian Society, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Wall Street Journal Europe. Currently Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University he has been ranked by City AM as one of the UK’s ‘Top 75’ economic policy thinkers.