Dr. Tim Evans is the Chief Executive of the Cobden Centre. A former President and Director General of the Centre for the New Europe (2002-2005) in Brussels, between 1993 and early 2002 he was the Executive Director of Public Affairs at the Independent Healthcare Association in London where he oversaw the political affairs and public relations of the UK’s independent health and social care providers. In this role he was widely credited as being the major driving force behind the ‘2000 Concordat’ which was described by the Financial Times as the most “historic deal in 50 years of British healthcare”.
Prior to that, in 1991-1992, he was the Chief Economic and Political Adviser to the Slovak Prime Minister – Dr. Jan Carnogursky – and was Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit. In the late 1980s he was the Assistant Director of the Foundation for Defence Studies and subsequently became a Senior Policy Consultant at the Adam Smith Institute. Tim was until February 2011 the President of the Libertarian Alliance
Today, as well as working with the Cobden Centre, he is the Chairman of the Economic Policy Centre, Chairman of Global Health Futures Ltd, a Consultant Director and a Senior Fellow with the Adam Smith Institute.
In 1993, he was awarded his PhD from the London School of Economics. A political sociologist specialising in economics, he has taught at a number of academic institutions over the years including teaching post-graduate students Social Policy at London’s Guildhall University and the Economics and Politics of the Future on the Strategic Command Course of Britain’s national Police Staff College at Bramshill. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.
A regular commentator on television and radio, his articles have appeared in the Guardian, Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal Europe and a host of other newspapers around the world. The author of numerous books, monographs and articles he has been published by think tanks that include the Adam Smith Institute, Centre for the New Europe, Fabian Society, Institute of Economic Affairs, Fraser Institute, Libertarian Alliance, Heritage Foundation, and the Independent Healthcare Association.