Sir Timothy James Alan Colman KG (born 19 September 1929) is a British businessman and a previous Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk. He was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1996. He is married to Lady Mary Colman (née Bowes-Lyon), niece of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and lives in Bixley Manor near Norwich.
Sir Timothy is from the Colman's mustard family. He was educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and joined the Royal Navy, leaving as a Lieutenant in 1953, before commencing a business career. He subsequently joined The Castaways' Club. He was Chairman of the Eastern Counties Newspaper Group between 1969 and 1996.
He has also been a keen yachtsman and claimed the record for the world's fastest yacht at 26.3 knots with Crossbow, a proa at the inception of the World Sailing Speed Record Council in 1972. He increased the record to 31.2 knots three years later, and then in 1980 his catamaran Crossbow II extended the record to 36 knots. It held the record for six years until being beaten by the sailboard of Pascal Maka of France.
- Lord-Lieutenant for Norfolk[dead link]
- "Buckingham Palace press releases > New members of the Order of the Garter". Royal.gov.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
- Deborah McGurran (1970-01-01). "BBC Online - Norfolk - News - Trowse 1". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
- Who's Who 1987, p. 355
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