TMA Member Profile

Tim Williams (NAB)

How did you get involved in the TMA?
NAB has been involved with TMA for over 10 years. With the TMA’s focus on corporate and SME renewal, turnaround management and restructuring this is very much in line with NAB’s principles and values. When I joined NAB’s Group Strategic Business Services team I found being involved in the TMA to be a very good way to quickly establish key relationships and connections across professional advisers, specialist boutique firms and other banks, financial institutions and funds. The TMA is a great way to professionally and socially engage across the industry.

What do you think of the 2017 Conference theme – reputation, conduct and behaviour – and its relevance to current market trends?
Very important and highly relevant. Over the past 10 years there have been a spat of highly visible incidents with material impact on corporations and institutions reputations – across all industries, sectors and countries. Supervision of reputation, brand, conduct and behaviour is a developing area of risk management that permeates from the board down through organisations. Community, government and regulatory expectations of large corporates, multi nationals and financial institutions in how they conduct business activities have heightened substantially.

What would someone who only knows you professionally be surprised to learn about you?
I am a lawyer, working for a bank in restructuring/insolvency and I’m a qualified rugby referee – so I’m not very popular at social events.

What is the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t drink cheap red wine!!  Don’t be over awed by anybody. Title means nothing. It’s the character of the individual that counts. There will always be someone smarter or brighter than you. The trick is to find a way to work with intelligent and quality people to achieve the desired outcome.

 

Published 05-12-17 by Categories Uncategorized
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