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Tim has been involved in the aviation industry in both a professional and private capacity for 22 years. After learning to fly, he completed an instructor rating at Moorabbin airport in Victoria and worked there as a flying and theory instructor.
Following time in the Australian Army, Tim worked for five years in the Victorian Government, attracting investment in Victoria's aviation sector and working on a diverse range of aviation and airport-related projects. He then worked briefly with Ansett/Air New Zealand at its flight simulator centre in Tullamarine in another investment-attraction role before undertaking private consulting work in airport infrastructure planning and business development to both state government and private industry.
Prior to joining CASA, Tim worked for five years as the air safety representative for Embraer Aircraft in Australia, the South Pacific, SE Asia and India. He had safety oversight and accident investigation responsibilities on behalf of Embraer for all turboprop and jet customers in this region. During that time, he completed air accident investigation training at the University of Southern California.
Tim holds, or has held at various times throughout his career, a commercial pilot licence for both fixed and rotary wing, a multi-engine command instrument rating and instructor rating. He is passionate about air safety and sharing that with the Australian aviation industry.