Originally from Cardiff, Tim is responsible for the management of stakeholder relations at the Birmingham based Energy Systems Catapult. He transferred from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to help create the core team of the ESC in November 2015. He has been involved in the development of the Smart Systems and Heat programme since 2013 and has established relationships with local authorities, universities; Government and SMEs across the UK. Prior to joining the ETI Tim managed energy programmes in Cornwall. Whilst in Cornwall he developed his specialism in bringing the public and private sectors together to deliver an essential low carbon energy agenda. His work in Cornwall led to involvement in award-winning national and international projects. As well as his pioneering work in ‘energy relationship building’ Tim is a qualified primary school teacher and was previously a professional opera singer with the Welsh National Opera, performing roles in opera houses across the UK and globally.