Tim has been active contributor to the improvement of the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) and the wider emergency management sector, both in Victoria and across Australia, for almost 30 years.

Tim has been the Chief Officer Operations at VICSES for just over five years and day to day leads the planning for and building of capability for readiness and response to large scale, multi-agency operations, including leading and/or participating in the State Control and State Emergency Management Teams and has contributed to numerous emergency management sector reviews and reforms.

Tim has also spent time on secondment to Department of Economic Development, Job, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) as they established their Emergency Management Branch as Director Capability and Response and Emergency Management Victoria as Manager Capability and Standards. He also chairs the national AFAC SES Operations Group.

Tim regularly performs the State Response Controller role for natural hazard emergencies such as Floods, Fires, Earthquakes and Storms and has provided leadership to the response of other large scale emergencies such as the State Controller for Health during the COVID Pandemic, the State Controller for the Blue Keep Cyber Emergency, and supported the Norwegian Star Cruise ship incident to name just a few.

Tim is highly motivated, community minded, outcomes driven change leader who advocates for building trusted relationships across organisations and with communities.