Tim Cook, global co-head of the Cyber Security and Information Officers Practice, also runs the HR Practice in London. He focuses on high impact Chief Human Resource Officers as well as Chief Information and Information Security Officers. His U.K. and international search experience includes a variety of appointments across sectors and geographies including the Middle East, and he has conducted a large number of leadership assessments across sectors. He has 14 years of executive search experience, and joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 2008.
Recent Client Experience
Tim's recent assignments include placing the Cyber Director at a critical infrastructure utility, Chief Information Security Officer at a global Oil company, Chief Information Officer at a global retailer, Chief Information Officer of a global professional services firm, HR Director at a global retailer, HR Director at two FTSE 100 companies and a FTSE250 company. Previous placements have included Chief Information Officers in insurance and utilities companies and public sector service including NHS, HMRC and MOD. He has placed Chief Technical Officers at major international media organisations and online businesses.
Tim was previously the CEO of Cherwell Scientific Ltd, a company specialising in online genetic risk assessment and the development and distribution of scientific software. Prior to that, he held both sales and strategy roles with International Computers Limited (now Fujitsu Services). Earlier, Tim served with the U.K. Armed Forces for several years and the reserve special forces.
Additional Professional Activities
In 2011 Tim successfully led the world's first rowing expedition along 1,000km of the Upper Zambezi, from the Angolan border with Zambia to the Victoria Falls raising $40,000 to put fresh water into remote villages in Southern Africa. In 2014 Tim is leading a joint UK/Zambian 500km expedition across Lake Kariba and the Lower Zambezi in Southern Africa, called the Moon Row. Tim is a Governor at St John's Beaumont School and a Trustee of the Make A Wish Foundation.
Tim has a B.A. in English literature from Newcastle University, a postgraduate diploma from The London School of Economics and Political Science, an M.B.A. from London Business School and an M.Sc. in health informatics from University College London. He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
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