Tim is a senior specialist in communicating good practice techniques for international funding systems, particularly EU or UN grants, credit and other investment services. His work is focused on helping local, regional, national and international clients achieve sustainable development goals.


Offering more than 30 years professional experience, Tim's expertise covers the full life cycle of project, programme and policy financing (from design and set-up stages through to implementation, monitoring, closure and evaluation) as well as related analysis. Current themes comprise climate, 

biodiversity, agriculture, business development, social economy and more.


Career highlights include: UNDP, European Investment Bank and European Commission contracts; international digital communication and global news syndication; management of successful large-scale sustainable development funding programmes; advising governments and institutions on effective financing systems; putting bottom-up policy into practice; and research.

Qualified in regional and rural resource planning sciences as well as photography and audio-visual technologies, Tim was originally based in Scotland. He has worked in a variety of locations including India, Hong Kong, The Caucasus, Western Balkans, and all EU Member States.

Tim moved to Luxembourg in 2007 after living for four years in Lithuania. He has dual Luxembourgish and British nationality. His mother tongue is English and he continues to improve his understanding of French, Lithuanian and Luxembourgish languages.

  • 2019 - date    EU Project Funding Best Practice & Communications     

  • 2015 - 2019  European Investment Bank Finance Communications    

  • 2008 - 2015  EU Project Funding Best Practice & Communications    

  • 2007 - 2008  UNDP Advisory and Evaluation Consultant       

  • 2004 - 2007  EU Accession Advisor and Evaluation Consultant    

  • 2001 - 2004  EU Structural Fund Programme Manager     

  • 1996 - 2001  Rural Community Development Officer 

  • 1986 - 1990  International News and Commercial Photographer  

Government & Institutional Experience:

  • European Investment Bank Group


  • European Commission DGs (REGIO, AGRI, ENV, CLIM, EMP, MARE)


  • Private sector financial institutions in Europe


  • European Parliament


  • Lithuanian Ministries of Finance and Agriculture


  • Poland’s National Aid Coordination Department


  • Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister’s Office


  • Romania's Ministry of Economy & Finance


  • Bosnia & Herzegovinian entity Ministries


  • Parliament of Georgia & the Chamber Of Control of Georgia


  • Scottish regional governments

Development & Funding Expertise:


  • Climate action & Energy efficiency

  • Nature conservation

  • Rural development

  • Resource efficiency & Circular economy

  • European Structural and Investment Funds


  • The European Fund for Strategic Investments


  • Territorial cohesion

  • Employment & Social inclusion


  • Community-Led local Development


  • EU External aid


  • UN Sustainable Development Goals

Monitoring & Evaluation Knowhow:


  • Ex-ante, mid-term and ex-post methodology


  • Logframe & Project Cycle trainer


  • Pan-European analysis


  • KPI instruction manuals


  • Contracting M&E consultants


  • Expert Panel member


  • Results-oriented recommendations


  • Team leader & independent expert


  • Consultation & questionnaire techniques


  • Data analytics


  • EU & UN client services


  • Publicity including media information

Communication & Journalism Skillset:


  • International communication strategy


  • Website development


  • Social media content


  • Event reporting


  • Editorial standards & guidance

  • Public relations & technical journalism


  • Video cameras, sound, sourcing, editing, scripts & promotion


  • Large & diverse imagery library


  • Publications & Infographics quality control


  • Supervising sub-contractors


  • Technical Assistance Terms of Reference

  • 30+ years experience