Tim grew up with forestry in the South West of England where his father had a forestry business. He studied Forestry in Aberdeen graduating in 1980, when he went on to join Tilhill as a forest manager. He has enjoyed the challenges and opportunities in the industry over the last 40 years.
After a spell in landscaping in Central Scotland he moved to Yorkshire and worked in a diverse range of operational work from landscaping in Tyneside, Community woodland creation in Teeside, to investment and estate forestry in Yorkshire. In his time in Yorkshire he was also Chairman Yorkshire Division Royal Forestry Society – 1996-1998.
In 2001 he moved to South West Scotland managing commercial investment forestry in that area. In 2007 he was instrumental in planning and delivering the Eskdalemuir Timber haul road, and also managed the rising restock programme and its associated challenges of large weevil numbers and an increasing deer population. 2009 saw promotion to Regional Manager for Scotland and responsibility for forestry and landscaping. In 2014 he became a founder Director of the then Sitka Spruce Breeding Cooperative (now the Conifer Breeding Cooperative), which is a public private partnership to ensure the improvement of productive Conifer continues.
In 2015 Tim was appointed to the Tilhill Board as Forestry Director. He has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters since 2004. He continues to seek solutions and to raise standards in forestry - from large scale re afforestation, weevil and deer management to protecting the workforce and the environment.