Term of Office

Appointed in October 2010. Last re-elected in May 2020.

Length of Service

10 years 3 months

Skills and Experience

Leadership roles in a number of different industries such as banking, retail, marketing and consumer goods, as well as in the charity and public sectors – for organisations big and small. Formerly Chair of Cogent (the leading independent marketing agency), President of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank and a member of the operating board and Non‑Executive Director at Cancer Research UK.

External Appointments

Chair of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. Chair of Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP. 2022 Organising Committee Commonwealth Games.
*The Nomination Committee considered Tim Pile to be independent in thought and judgement in spite of his length of service.