Tim is 49 years old and has been a barrister for 11 and a half years. He specialises in Criminal Law, predominantly in the Supreme and County Courts, and Occupational Health and Safety law.
Prior to that, he worked as a solicitor for a leading Melbourne criminal law firm.
Prior to his career in the law, Tim worked in multi-storey construction as a rigger and crane driver, and also worked in the construction and maintenance of offshore oil rigs.
He played football for Lindenow in the East Gippsland League (as it was then) in the mid to late 1970s, but gave up playing when he moved to Melbourne as his work was 6-7 days per week.
He became involved in junior football when his son started Auskick in 2005. His son is now in his fourth season at St Peters and plays in the Under 11s.
Tim has not been involved at Committee level at St Peters due to his involvement with the MSJFL Tribunal over the past four or five seasons, as he felt that if he did so, a conflict of interest may be perceived. He has, however, devoted substantial time 'behind the scenes' at St Peters, including rewriting a number of their rules for them, and providing advice on sensitive issues as they have arisen. He also assists in a 'hands-on' fashion as and when required.
Tim has only one agenda – to make the MSJFL the pre-eminent, benchmark junior sporting association in Australia. With around 8,000 kids having a kick on a Sunday, he sees no reason why this cannot be achieved, and is prepared to devote his time to working towards that.