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Tim Finch

Tim Finch

Director of Communications and Associate Director for Migration

Phone: +44 (0)20 7470 6110
Twitter: @timaafinch

Areas of expertise:

  • Strategic communications
  • Migration

Tim has broadcast widely on migration issues, including on BBC Radio 4’s Today, BBC Radio 5 Live, Newsnight, CNN and Al Jazeera. He has written articles for The Times, Independent, Guardian and Observer, as well as numerous other outlets. He has spoken at conferences across the UK and around the world, including at Chatham House, the World Bank and the Metropolis conference in Copenhagen.

Before joining IPPR in 2008, Tim was director of communications at the Refugee Council and chair of Refugee Week for nearly five years. Prior to that, he worked for 15 years for the BBC, latterly as a senior political journalist based at Westminster.

Tim is a trustee of Asylum Aid and acting chair of Counterpoint Arts, a small charity promoting migrant and refugee artists. He is an occasional presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme, and his debut novel, The House of Journalists, was published by Jonathan Cape in August 2013.

He has a BSc(Hons) in government from the London School of Economics and an MA in British politics from the University of Essex.




Let's take immigration seriously - 06 Jan 2010

Author(s) : Tim Finch