Meet Tamsin

Director, Tamarack SPRL and Senior Fellow at 'Friends of Europe', a Brussels based Think Tank

Tamsin is an experienced speaker, moderator and trainer.

A political science graduate (1987-1990), Tamsin has been a radio journalist and communications expert. She managed an EU funding programme to twin cities in the EU and former Soviet Union.

From 2002 to 2006, Tamsin served as Secretary-General of the European Public Health Alliance, a pan-European platform of NGOs.

An independent consultant, Tamsin works with NGOs, institutions and philanthropic foundations on advocacy and organisational development. She helps clients see the bigger picture and develop fresh insight into the way that they work.

As a former radio journalist, Tamsin trains people to speak confidently and effectively.


Tamsin's CV

Education: BA Hons International History and Politics, Leeds University, UK 1987-1990

Languages: English (native), French (excellent), Russian (basic)

Professional experience

  • Friends of Europe, Senior Fellow, Health policy, 2014 onwards
  • Director, Tamarack SPRL, 2006 onwards
  • Secretary-General European Public Health Alliance, 2002-2005
  • Founder and Director, Intergral Communications SPRL, 1999-2001
  • Director of Technical Assistance, EU Tacis City Twinning Programme, 1997-1999
  • Deputy Head of Press and Information Section, EU Delegation in Moscow, 1994-1996
  • Radio reporter, Moscow in the Morning show, Radio Maximum, 1993-1994
  • Project Manager, Poplar Communications SPRL, 1991-1992
  • Admin assistant, Climate Action Network Europe, 1990-1991


Selected facilitation references:

EU Vocational Skills Week (DG EMPL) 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Annual Convention on Inclusive Growth (DG EMPL) 2017

Economic and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) report launch (DG EMPL) 2018, 2019

Oncology Data Summit (2019)

1st ever EU Business-Education Summit (DG EAC/CSR Europe) 2017

SDG Summit (CSR Europe) 2018, 2019

Roundtable on sustainable business models, (European Business Summit), 2019

Roundtable on Circular Economy, (German-Belgian-Luxembourg Chambers of Commerce) 2019

Stakeholder meeting on Human centred digital Europe, (Open Society European Policy Institute) 2019

Annual staff retreats, brainstorms on culture change (WHO EURO office) 2018, 2019

Seminars on leadership, network development, WHO Healthy Cities Network) 2017, 2018, 2019

Stakeholder conference on patient involvement (IMI) 2017

Colloqium on future of food research (Dutch Royal Institute of Science), 2019

Social dimension of EU policies in Western Balkans, (DG EMPL) 2018

EU Arctic Policy, (DG EAS) 2015

External speaker for visitors groups to the European Commission (DG COMM), 2013 – 2018


2017 G-Finder report by Policy Cures Research and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

GARDP’s ‘5 by 25’ Strategy at World Health Summit, 2019

Global Commission to End the Diagnostic Odyssey for Children, 2019 by Eurordis, Takeda and Microsoft