Chief Executive MIDAS

Tim Newns

Tim has been Chief Executive of MIDAS, Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency, since 2011, having originally joined MIDAS as Business Development Manager in 2005. Over the 13 years Tim has been at MIDAS, Manchester has become the most invested in city in the UK outside London, and the region is viewed as a global investment location of choice, ranking in the top 10 of the IBM Global Investment Monitor.

Previous to MIDAS Tim worked in business development in the UK and then as a journalist with the Cape Argus newspaper in Cape Town and the Daily Times in Lahore, Pakistan before going on to work for the Commercial Department of the Foreign Office in India.

Tim studied Engineering and Business at the University of Newcastle and is a huge sports fan.

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