Tim Collins

worldstainless, Secretary-General

Tim was born and grew up in industrial Sheffield during the 1960s.

After graduating with an honours degree in Metallurgy, Tim joined the graduate programme of British Steel Stainless as a technical graduate in the early 1980’s. Tim enjoyed early roles in the technical, supply chain and operations functions before becoming Supply Chain Head for the Hot Rolled Plate Division of AvestaSheffield following the merger between British Steel Stainless and Avesta AB of Sweden.

Tim was actively engaged in the next merger with Outokumpu Oyj (of Finland) to form AvestaPolarit in 2001. After the company was rebranded as Outokumpu in 2004, Tim was appointed into the position of Supply Chain General Manager for the Long Products Business Area. Tim also enjoyed a 2-years term, in the late 2010s, running the bar and rod businesses of Outokumpu in Sheffield.

Tim was also accepted onto the Board of the British Stainless Steel Assocation (BSSA) during the 2010s and held the position of BSSA Chairman between 2017 and 2019. Tim took up his current position of Secretary-General of the International

Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) based in Brussels in August 2019.

Away from his professional role Tim enjoys classic rock music, craft beers, fine wines and mountain biking.