Tim Leeder

Director, Centre for Quantum Photonics at University of Bristol

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Director, Centre for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

Tim Leeder is currently the Director of the Centre for Quantum Photonics at the University of Bristol. Before taking up his current position he worked as Programme Manager for the Emerging Technologies and Industries programme at the Technology Strategy Board.

Prior to joining the TSB Tim worked as a non-exec Director and interim consultant to a variety of companies including software, technology, biotech, forensics and aviation engineering. He started his career at what was Swiss Bank Corporation (subsequently SBC Warburg and UBS Warburg).

He left the world of investment banking to found a start-up, and has been advising SMEs since 2000 during which time he has financed, run and sold a number of businesses.

Tim has degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Southampton University and, as a student, worked at Shell’s research Laboratory in Thornton. He combines work with a passion for outdoor pursuits and adventure travel.