Professor Tim Cummins is the founder and President of the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM). He was inspired to start the Association by his work at the IBM Corporation, where he led global re-engineering of the contracting process and commercial organization. Through worldwide benchmarks, he recognized the importance of developing contract and commercial management as a distinct business discipline and competency. His research and influence have been recognized through appointment as a Professor of International Commercial & Contract Management in the school of law at the University of Leeds, and in 2019 as the winner of the Financial Times 'Market Shaper' Award.
Prior to founding IACCM, Tim had a successful career in Corporate Finance and Commercial Management, working and leading high-value negotiations in the banking, automotive, aerospace, technology, and services sectors. He was also a co-founder of two successful start-up businesses in the travel and technology industry.
Tim is an active participant on a number of boards and commissions, with particular focus on matters such as public policy, social value, and innovation. He is a regular keynote speaker at business and academic conferences.