Non-Executive Director

Tim Robinson


Tim is Chairman of LGC having been CEO between 2013 and 2021. LGC is an international life sciences company with its HQ in London. Founded in 1842 as the Laboratory of the Government Chemist, LGC was privatised in 1996.

Tim has followed an international career in the technology and science sectors, spanning engineering, marketing and corporate leadership. Following a decade with IBM in the UK and Asia, Tim held senior executive positions in Thales and Silicon Graphics, prior to being CEO for Xafinity, the privatised Office of the Paymaster General, and subsequently CEO for Talaris (formerly De La Rue).

Tim has been a non-executive director of the UK Government Department for International Development, a non-executive board member of UK Trade and Investment, a member of the association of Oxfam, serving on their audit committee, and a non-executive director of Camelot Group.

Tim was awarded a CBE in the new year honours list 2020 for services to UK government in digital technology.

Non-Executive Director

The non-executive director team come from the private sector with experience of managing large or complex organisations and projects.

Non-executive directors provide advice and bring an external perspective to the department. They also provide support, guidance and challenge on the progress and implementation of operational business plans, recruitment and succession planning.

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