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Tim Leese Chief Operating Officer

Tim Leese joins Hill Robinson as Chief Operating Officer in April 2020. Most recently, Tim held the role of Head of Operations in the automotive industry, as well as other senior positions in the UK, Asia and the Middle East.

Tim’s working life started as a Commercial Apprentice in the automotive industry and managing Royal and VIP sales based in London. Tim held senior commercial roles with prestige automotive manufacturers. In 2006, Tim moved to the Middle East where he was Chief Operating Officer for the largest Yacht distribution business in the region. In 2012, he moved to Hong Kong to undertake the same role in the SE Asia region.

In his new role, Tim brings significant experience from both the yachting and automotive industries. He will be responsible for all operational aspects at Hill Robinson, in addition to developing the organisation’s processes and systems.

Tim resides in the UK and is married with three children. Although two have now left home, in his spare time, Tim enjoys golf and spending time with family and friends.


  • HND automotive engineering
  • Organisational development
  • Performance management
  • Corporate restructuring

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