Tim Fallon

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Tim Fallon is a lobbyist and a former researcher for Tony Blair who was briefly seconded back to Blair’s private office in 1997 during the general election campaign. [1]

These days he is the CEO and managing partner at Instinctif Partners. He has previously worked as a lobbyist for BAA, Sainsburys, Bell Pottinger and Hill and Knowlton.

At Hill and Knowlton, Fallon represented the repressive government of the Maldives, which he defended by saying:

We are working to assist the government in a process of engagement with international institutions which we believe will ultimately be to the benefit of all the people of the Maldives.”[1]


Fallon started his career as a researcher and special adviser to the Labour Party between 1992 and 1995.

He was then head of group public affairs at BAA from September 1995 to March 1998, working under the tutelage of Des Wilson, before being appointed director of Bell Pottinger between March 1998 and August 2001.

Between August 2001 and September 2003 he was head of group public affairs at Sainsburys.

He held roles as managing director of public affairs, head of practice of corporate affairs, head of corporate & international affairs and managing director at Hill and Knowlton between 2003 and 2012. Andy Pharoah, the man who hired Fallon and is now senior vice-president, corporate affairs and sustainability at Wrigley, described Fallon as someone 'always easy to get on with' and 'he was excellent with clients and able to calmly give advice even when it wasn't popular'.[2]

He has been managing partner at The College Group since May 2012 and managing parter of global corporate affairs and CEO before rebranding College Hill in February 2014 to become Instinctif Partners where he is managing partner of capital markets and global corporate affairs[3]. Fallon explains College Hill needed the rebranding to help it reach all markets, as in the USA it was seen as an education brand[4].


  1. 1.0 1.1 Spinning the wheels, Spinwatch, September 2008
  2. Alec Mattinson Profile: Tim Fallon - Ready to play the long game PR Week, 25 October 2012, accessed 15 October 2014
  3. Tim Fallon Linkedin, undated, accessed 3 October 2014
  4. Alec Mattinson College Group rebrands as Instinctif Partners PR Week, 3 February 2014