"Tim was a great team member on a recent TPI project, working with the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership. He's a joy to work with: a really smart strategic thinker, efficient, constructive, adaptable and proactive. A natural coach. I learned a lot from him!"
Dave Prescott, Creative Director at TPI
"I got the opportunity to work very closely with Tim while developing the SWA Regional Roadmap for Asia and Pacific. The Roadmap development involved a wide scale consultative process with diverse range of high level stakeholders. Tim diligently front ended the process and brought it to a logical conclusion. Meeting and managing different level of stakeholders wasn't easy but Tim seamlessly addressed those.
During my close engagement, I found him to be extremely meticulous and analytical. The robustness of his work can be linked to the impressive credentials he has developed while working for organizations of repute and holding senior positions. He is equally adept in dealing with senior government officials, donors and other stakeholders."
Siddhartha Das, Regional Coordinator SWA (Asia Pacific)
"Tim facilitated a Save the Children event on Economic Resilience bringing together Food Security and Livelihoods experts from multiple countries. Having Tim was such an added value as his facilitation style is very engaging and everyone felt at ease in contributing to the discussions. In addition, he introduced creative challenges which motivated participants to bond, innovate and made the event extremely enjoyable. One of the attendees said this was the best event they ever participated in and I think a lot had to do with Tim's energy and professionalism."
Elisa Pozzi, Food Security & Livelihoods Senior Adviser, Save the Children.
"I worked with Tim for about five years. I have to say that Tim has been one of the most supportive leaders and champions for resilient market systems and social innovation. He is a super great facilitator and thought leader on bringing business and non-profits together. I am particularly and highly impressed by Tim's ability to work in so many cultures and contexts."
Anan Kittaneh, Director of Strategy and Planning, CARE USA
"We have worked with Tim for over 10 years during his time at CARE International. CARE in Sri Lanka, and now Chrysalis, has benefited greatly from his technical advise, coaching and mentoring. Very specifically, Tim has supported our engagement with the Private Sector by enabling us to develop a clear strategy and engage with Sri Lankan and global corporate sector. He was a member of Chrysalis's advisory team that helped the start-up.
He was directly involved in the business strategy development process and supported us to navigate numerous organizational processes. Since then he has continued to support our strategy review processes and coaching the senior leadership on organizational change management processes. He now serves as a Board Member. Tim is great at strategy formulation, facilitation and engaging people in a process of change. Absolutely great to work with."
Ashika Gunasena - CEO Chrysalis
"Tim is an excellent thought leader, coworker and more importantly a great human being. I like his friendliness and a person you will enjoy speaking about new ideas and thoughts on cross sectoral partnerships, core development issues and models."
Said Rashid, Schwab Foundation Entrepreneur, World Economic Forum.
"Tim participated in an excellent workshop on engaging the private sector, including recruiting speakers. He facilitated a session on "pitching" proposals to private sector representatives, as MC and in advising the NGOs who participated. This was done with a range of NGO staff from around Asia-Pacific at a regional event in Bangkok, and was extremely well received by the event organisers and those who attended".
Bill Pennington, International Development Consultant.