Tim has been involved with Octopus Ventures in a variety of positions since its inception: as a Venture Partner, a non-executive director of Octopus Titan VCT 3 plc, Board Monitor on the Boards of Vision Direct and ECN UK and is a member of the Investment Committee. Outside Octopus, Tim spent 35 years in private equity and banking. From 2001 to 2014 he was with Duke Street, a mid-market private firm and prior to that was an investment banker for over twenty years, latterly as a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsor team at Deutsche Bank. He is Senior Independent Director of Bibby Line Group Limited and was previously a non-executive director of Advanced Oncotherapy plc. Tim’s early career was as a lawyer and he is a member of the bar in England and New York.