Tim Newall-Watson

Director and joint owner of Robertson-Watson

Tim is a Director and joint owner of Robertson-Watson, an international consultancy that brings new perspectives and ideas to leadership development, team development and coaching. The main focus is on people and organisations in the cultural sector as well as some work with leaders and managers in the corporate world. Tim works in partnership with his long-term colleague Dick Robertson with whom he has worked very closely over the last 15 years. Their consultancy seeks to add value and heart at a deeper more human level than is usual in this area of work.

Previously Tim set up People Principles in 1993 after a few years as a Director for an HR services company. This enabled him to concentrate on his work in Learning, People Development and Leadership.
Tim brings an eclectic mix of attitudes, experience and skills, which get expressed, through roles ranging from Consultant and Coach to Facilitator and Entrepreneur. His early working experiences took him into sales, management, complementary medicine- Chinese Acupuncture, learning and development and expedition Leadership. He has worked across a broad variety of sectors- public, charities, cultural and corporate within the UK, Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa and South America. Recent work within the cultural sector includes working on the design and facilitation of the Kings Cultural Challenge- a collaboration between Kings College London, the Southbank Centre, the Roundhouse, the Royal Opera House and the V&A Museum. In the charitable sector he has been involved with a group of person centred charities supporting people with learning disabilities and here he’s worked as a coach as well as develop a person centred approach to recruitment and selection. Tim’s coaching practice focuses on Executive, Business and Career needs. With what little time there is left Tim is involved with a venture capital firm formed specifically to support and address the challenges of investment in small to medium sized organisations needing help to grow and develop.

He graduated from Sussex University in Social anthropology, is a qualified acupuncturist and has a diploma in outdoor education. His love of nature means that out of work Tim can be found communing with forests, mountains, deserts and oceans and writing poetry. With the rest of his time he works on his forest hutting community project in Perthshire, an olive grove in southern Italy or the never-ending job of maintaining and keeping afloat the Dutch barge he lives on in Edinburgh. Tim has 2 children, Hamish and Naomi. Hamish having graduated from Dundee University in Interior and Environmental Design now works as a freelance designer in London and the latest project is with Paul Smith the clothing design firm. Naomi is studying Social Anthropology at St Andrews University alongside running her thriving Yoga practise.