Tim Cullen (international development)

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Tim Cullen MBE is a former Chief Spokesman and Director of Information and Public Affairs[1] of the World Bank and Executive Director of the Small Countries Financial Management Centre.[2] He is an Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford where he directs and teaches on the Oxford Programme on Negotiation,[3] and a Senior Associate Member of St Antony's College, Oxford.[4] He has, since 2001, been a Commissioner for the Financial Supervision Commission of the Isle of Man Government.[5] and was, in June 2014, awarded the MBE for services to International Financial Management.[6]

Early life[edit]

Born on 23 March 1944 in Harlow, UK, he is the son of Brian Cullen CBE,[7] who joined the British Embassy in Stockholm as Commercial Counsellor in 1957,[8] and brother of Dr. Pat Cullen.[9][10]

He was educated[11] at King William’s College, Isle of Man, gaining his MA from Trinity College, Dublin.

Early career[edit]

After spending two years as an English teacher in the United States Tim Cullen held international media relations positions in the UK with Ford Motor Company Limited, which he joined in 1969. In 1973 he transferred to the American parent company in Dearborn, Michigan. Between 1975 and 1978 Cullen headed the International Public Affairs Unit at Continental Bank in Chicago, which was at that time the sixth largest bank in the United States[12]

World Bank[edit]

Tim Cullen spent 21 years at the World Bank, initially as Spokesman to the Washington Press Corps (1978 to 1984), before becoming Chief of External Relations in the World Bank’s European Office in Paris.[13]

In May 1990 he returned from Paris to Washington as the Bank’s Chief Spokesman until 1996 and from 1996 until 1999 served as Senior Advisor for the World Bank's external and UN affairs Vice Presidency. From June to September 1997, he took on a special assignment as the World Bank’s representative in Hong Kong. Between 1990 and 1998 Cullen was a member of the Joint United Nations Information Committee (JUNIC)[14] and was appointed by the Director General of UNESCO in 2000 to be a member of an Experts Group on Information and Communication.[15]

The original term – A dollar a day,[16] which came into common use after the publication of the World Bank's 1990 World Development Report (WDR)[17] was coined by Cullen, although the research that led to the figure on which it is based ($370 per capita per annum) was conducted by World Bank economist Martin Ravallion and other members of the WDR team.

Cullen was associated with transformation of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to market economies,[18] and played an active role in the World Bank’s work on the reconstruction of Bosnia.[19] He is the author of Yugoslavia and the World Bank (1979)[20] and co-founder with Professor Miroljub Labus, former Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, of a company located in Belgrade which states its mission as that of attracting investment into and protecting the reputation of Serbia.[21]

Post-World Bank[edit]

Since leaving Tim Cullen has been a regular commentator on World Bank affairs[22][23] and a media commentator and speaker on the challenges developing nations face.[24][25][26]

He managed the Asian Development Bank’s Water Awareness Programme from 2002 to 2006.[27][28][29][30][31][32] Cullen also moderated sessions at World Water Forums in Kyoto and Mexico.[33]

He was involved in the creation of the World Commission on Dams and co-ordinated the launch of its final report in November 2000.[34] He advised the Independent Commission on Growth and Development (Growth Commission) prior to the launch of their global Growth Report in 2008 [35]

Governance and ethics[edit]

Tim Cullen is a Member of the Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) of the Isle of Man Government[36] and Executive Director of the Small Countries Financial Management Centre which runs the Small Countries Financial Management Programme, a capacity building initiative which began in 2009 to bring together senior finance government officials from small countries for a two-week annual executive education programme.[37][38][39][40]

He speaks regularly on the subject of governance and business ethics[41][42][43] and is a Trustee of The Institute of Business Ethics[44] which was set up in 1986, to encourage high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values and to raise public awareness of the importance of doing business ethically.

Negotiation[edit]

Tim Cullen created the Oxford Programme on Negotiation at the Saïd Business School,[45] University of Oxford with Sherman Roberts,[46] formerly of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debretts People of Today http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/c/13177/Timothy%20William%20Brian%20%28Tim%29%20CULLEN.aspx Accessed 14 April 2011
  2. ^ 9 July 2010 IFC (International Finance Centre) - Initiative is helping development of small countries http://www.ifcfeed.com/isle-of-man-articles/Initiative-is-helping-development-of-small-countries.aspx Accessed 20 April 2011
  3. ^ Oxford Said MBA People http://www.saidoxford.com/oxford-said-mba-class-profile-faculty-alumni.htm Accessed 14 April 2011
  4. ^ St. Antony's College http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/people/seniors.html Accessed 25 April 2011
  5. ^ Isle of Man Government Financial Supervision Commission Membership Structure http://www.fsc.gov.im/about/structure/membership.xml accessed 14 April 2011
  6. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jun/13/queens-birthday-honours-commonwealth
  7. ^ Debretts People of Today http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/c/13177/Timothy%20William%20Brian%20%28Tim%29%20CULLEN.aspx Accessed 14 April 2011
  8. ^ http://www.gulabin.com/britishdiplomats/pdf/BRIT%20DIPS%201900-2011.pdf Pages 150 and 167 Accessed 29 June 2011
  9. ^ 24 December 2004, The Guardian Interview with Dr. Pat Cullen. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2004/dec/24/christmas.stuartjeffries Accessed 14 April 2011
  10. ^ 24 December 2004, The Guardian, King William Quiz http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2004/dec/24/christmas.features11 Accessed 14 April 2011
  11. ^ Debretts People of Today http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/c/13177/Timothy%20William%20Brian%20%28Tim%29%20CULLEN.aspx Accessed 14 April 2011
  12. ^ Debretts People of Today http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/c/13177/Timothy%20William%20Brian%20%28Tim%29%20CULLEN.aspx Accessed 14 April 2011
  13. ^ Debretts People of Today http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/c/13177/Timothy%20William%20Brian%20%28Tim%29%20CULLEN.aspx Accessed 14 April 2011
  14. ^ Debretts People of Today http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies Accessed 14 April 2011
  15. ^ UNESCO 161st Executive Board Report - Comprehensive strategy UNESCO's action, to strengthen the coordination of information and dissemination activities
  16. ^ Global Perspectives John Bersia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU-GaLGqALc
  17. ^ Dollar a Day Revisited http://wber.oxfordjournals.org/content/23/2/163.short
  18. ^ October 2007, IFC Corporate Governance Conference, Belgrade– page 8 www.ekapija.com/dokumenti/50ostocr_210907.pdf Accessed 14 April 2011
  19. ^ 12 July 1996, International Herald Tribune - Keep up the momentum of Rebuilding in Bosnia - Commentary
  20. ^ Debretts People of Today http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies Accessed 14 April 2011
  21. ^ Belox Advisory Services http://www.belox.org/en/articles/about-us/mission/mission.html Accessed 27 April 2011
  22. ^ 1 May 2007 - Interview WBEZ - wbez.org/episode-segments/wolfowitz-warm-water-world-bank
  23. ^ 25 April 2007 Letter Financial Times
  24. ^ 21 March 2003 – ‘’The Environment in the News’’ - The Japan Times - www.unep.org/cpi/briefs/Brief21March.doc Accessed 14 April 2011
  25. ^ August 2005 – ADB Review – Sharing Potential – by Tim Cullen - http://www.adb.org/Documents/Periodicals/ADB_Review/2005/vol37-4/sharing-potential.asp
  26. ^ 10 October 1994 – Personal View, Financial Times, … Sleepless and Irritable in Suburbia (Registration Required) http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/573ee28e-f2c9-11db-a454-000b5df10621.html#axzz1EZYI6wFN
  27. ^ 2004, Water Awareness Programme ADB National Media Workshop on Water - ADB.org
  28. ^ c 29 April 2005 - IRIN Water Deficiency Remains Key Issue www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=28555
  29. ^ http://www.adb.org/water/wap/2006/Meeting-Report-Reg-Workshop.pdf
  30. ^ 5 February 2006, Meeting Report on Journalist Workshop on Water Issues in Bangkok
  31. ^ August 2006 Article in Asian Development Bank e-newsletter – Water For All News. A Remarkable Process and a Lasting Legacy but the debate Goes On www.adb.org/water/wap/2006/Meeting-Report-Reg-Workshop.pdf
  32. ^ Water Voices From Around The World http://www.watervoices.com/bio.html Accessed 14 April 2011
  33. ^ http://www.circleofblue.org/blog/2006/03/16/water-and-the-media-the-world-water-forum Accessed 14 April 2011
  34. ^ November 2000 Environmental Data Interactive Exchange – Nelson Mandela and World Commission on Dams launch landmark report http://www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?id=3468 Accessed 14 April 2011
  35. ^ http://www.oxfordglobalmedia.com/_blog/Oxford_Global_Media_Projects/post/The_Growth_Report/ Accessed 29 June 2011
  36. ^ http://www.gov.im/infocentre/archived_releases/PR_fsc_01/newBoard.html Accessed 14 April
  37. ^ July 2009 - press release issued by Isle of Man Government - http://www.gov.im/cso/viewnews.gov?page=lib/news/cso/initiativeishelp.xml Accessed 14 April 2011
  38. ^ 27 August 2009 Isle of Man News - Initiative will help small countries respond to financial crisis http://www.iomguide.com/news/general-news.php?story=104779 Accessed 14 April 2011
  39. ^ 13 October 2008 – Treasury Minister Meets Financial Leaders in Washington – Announces Plan to Help Developing Small States - Chief Secretary's Office Press Release - https://www.gov.im/cso/ViewNews.gov?page=lib/news/cso/treasuryminister.xml&menuid=11570 Accessed 14 April 2011
  40. ^ 15 August 2 - IOM Government website 2009 - Small Countries need a helping hand http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2009/08/09-week/ Accessed 14 April 2011
  41. ^ 4 March 2004 – Globalisation – Good or Bad? - Speech at Worldaware Conference - worldaware.org.uk/education/projects/trade/timcullen04.doc Accessed 14 April 2011
  42. ^ 19 September 2002 – Beyond Compliance – Creating an Ethical Business Environment - Speech at OECD-SECODAM Conference (French), Mexico City - http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/43/3/1942083.pdf
  43. ^ 4 October 2006 – London – Making the International Economic Institutions transparent and accountable http://www.ifiwatchnet.org/?q=en/node/1660 Accessed 14 April 2011
  44. ^ http://www.ibe.org.uk/index.asp?upid=19&msid=2 Accessed 14 April 2011
  45. ^ Oxford Said MBA People http://www.saidoxford.com/oxford-said-mba-class-profile-faculty-alumni.htm Accessed 14 April 2011
  46. ^ http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/research/fellows/Pages/ShermanDRoberts.aspx Accessed 16 June 2011

External links[edit]

  • Asian Development Bank [1]
  • Growth Commission [2]
  • Institute of Business Ethics [3]
  • International Monetary Fund [4]
  • Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission [5]
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) [6]
  • Said Business School [7]
  • Small Countries Financial Management Centre [8]
  • Small States Network for Economic Development [9]
  • St Antony's College, Oxford [10]
  • Trinity College, Dublin [11]
  • UNESCO [12]
  • United Nations [13]
  • United Nations Communications Group [14]
  • World Bank [15]
  • World Conservation Union [16]