Tim Knight

Tim Knght is an experienced HR professional with over 40 years practical experience of all aspects of HR, both as a senior manager and as a consultant. During his time as a line manager Tim worked for National Bank of Abu Dhabi as the Group Head of Compensation & Performance as well as one of the world’s largest offshore energy contractors as their UK Head of HR.

Tim has spent much of the 25 years living and working in the GCC region.
As a consultant he worked for major professional consultants firms such as KPMG, PwC and Ernst & Young during which time he developed a reputation both in the UK and in the GCC as an authority on all aspects of reward and performance.

Tim was responsible for designing and implementing one of the UAE’s first share option programmes to receive approval by ESCA, in addition to which he has designed many other innovative executive compensation programmes utilising both stock, phantom stock, shared ownership arrangements and deferred cash.
In addition to his expertise in reward and performance Tim has spent many years advising organisations on successfully bringing about change and on pre and post-merger integration. 

Tim has been a Fellow of the CIPD for almost 30 years and was for some time a visiting lecturer on the Senior Management Programme at Cranfield, one of Europe’s top Business Management Schools.  In 2011 he co-authored “Best Practice Executive Compensation Prior to an IPO”, published by World at Work.