Director, Digital Arts & Media

Tim Plyming



Join Date

December 2014

What I do

Tim was a Director in the Innovation Lab where he oversaw Nesta’s portfolio of work supporting digital arts and media.


Prior to joining Nesta, Tim worked as an Executive Producer in BBC Television where he oversaw history and science output across digital platforms. Tim was responsible for delivering the digital elements of the BBC’s World War One centenary season including launching the ground-breaking iWonder publishing platform, WW1 UNCUT made exclusively for BBC iPlayer and an interactive episode of Our World War for BBC THREE.

Prior to this Tim was the first Head of Digital Media & Publishing at the British Museum where he oversaw all publishing, online, broadcast and image licensing activity as well as being a board member of the British Museum Company. Tim conceived and delivered 'Pompeii Live' - a live international cinema event broadcast from the British Museum broadcast to cinemas across the world.

In previous roles, Tim worked on the London 2012 Olympic Games where oversaw the BBC’s award winning Digital Olympics program, delivering 3,500 hours of Olympic Games content over digital platforms - he was also the Editor of the BBC’s Live Sites – a network of 24 outdoor viewing screens in cities across the UK. Tim was responsible for launching the first Radio 2 and 6 Music websites. Prior to working at the BBC Tim worked for News International and was responsible for publishing the first internet additions of The Times, Sunday Times, Sun and News of the World.

Tim has a BA in English and Drama from Loughborough University and an MBA from Bradford University School of Management.

Tim's passions include motor biking, Spanish food and the writings of Federico García Lorca.