Having been responsible initially for AEF’s planning and research work programme, Tim became Director in 1997 following the retirement of the Federation’s founder Moyra Logan. He has over 30 years experience in the aviation and environment field and holds a degree majoring in geography and transport planning.
Tim currently provides AEF’s representation at the UN International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) via the environmental NGO coalition ICSA (the International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation), as well as on the Department for Transport’s Airspace Strategy Board and the Airspace and Noise Engagement Group. At ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection, Tim chairs ICAO’s carbon calculator task force and previously co-led tasks related to the development of CORSIA, ICAO’s offsetting mechanism for international aviation.
In 2014, Tim was presented with the Royal Aeronautical Society Greener by Design award for his work to move the environmental aviation debate forward in a challenging landscape of conflicting interests and social, political, commercial and technical challenges. He also spent a year working on aviation policy issues with Defra, and helped to design the reporting templates for aviation’s inclusion in the EU Emissions Trading System.