Tim Richards

Prior to entering the entertainment industry Tim was a Wall Street lawyer engaged in international finance and cross-border mergers & acquisitions. In 1999, Tim left Warner Bros. Studio in Los Angeles and founded a start-up cinema exhibition company now known as Vue International.

Today Vue International is one of the world’s leading cinema operators trading in 9 countries with 228 cinemas and entertaining over 100 million customers a year.

In December 2020 and December 2021, Variety Magazine named Tim as one of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global $2 trillion entertainment industry. The Hollywood Reporter named Tim as one of the top five entertainment innovators of the Year and The Independent newspaper named Tim as one of the “20 Most Influential People in Film”.

In March of 2021, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) appointed Tim as Chair of the British Film Institute (BFI)

Tim and his wife Sylvie support a number of charities through their family charitable foundation. In 2015, Tim was awarded the Variety International Children’s Fund Humanitarian Award for his charitable work.